[CentOS] sendmail alias
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Mon Jan 18 13:55:12 UTC 2010
On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 02:39:37PM +0100, G?tz Reinicke - IT-Koordinator wrote:
> how are mails forwarded, if I do have the same alias pointing to two
> different users like this (two entries, two lines):
> bon.aqua: coke
> bon.aqua: pepsi
That will not work.
> Will coke and pepsi get the mail adressed to bon.aqua or will only the
> first entry get the mail?
You'll get a warning message
$ grep testme /etc/aliases
/etc/aliases: line 105: testme... Warning: duplicate alias name testme
/etc/aliases: 80 aliases, longest 10 bytes, 812 bytes total
I think the second entry will get the mail; aliases are stored as db
or dbm files, and so only have one value per key. Sendmail doesn't
merge keys. (At least looking at the resulting DB file I only see
"user2" in the file).
> I know, that "bon.aqua: coke, pepsi" will forward the mails to coke and
That is the correct format. Use it :-)
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