[TriLUG] wildcards in /etc/aliases
clubjuggler at gmail.com
Wed Jul 26 12:49:40 EDT 2006
On 7/26/06, Brian Henning <brian at strutmasters.com> wrote:
> Woo-hoo to self-replying.. Anyway, if anyone else wishes to perform
> such silliness, here's what I came up with to accomplish my goal.
> There aren't really wildcards in /etc/aliases (that I could find), but
> according to the aliases manpage: "...When alias database search fails,
> and the recipient localpart contains the optional recipient delimiter
> (e.g., user+foo), the search is repeated for the unextended address
> (e.g., user)."
> So, I changed my scheme to "unsub+nnnn" and aliased "unsub", with
> positive results.
Note, btw, that dash "-" is the default recipient delimiter for qmail
and on postfix it is configurable. Personally, I prefer using - as
the recipient delimiter because a lot of sites on the net disallow
pluses "+" in their e-mail input fields but they all allow dashes.
clubjuggler at gmail dot com
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