masqmail.aliases - masqmail alias file format
This man page describes the format of the masqmail alias file. Its usual
location is /etc/aliases
The alias file consists of lines of the form: local_part: item1, item2, ...
Items can be surrounded by double quotes `"'. If within the quotes other
quotes are needed for an address they can be escaped with a leading backslash
A leading backslash `\' indicates that this address shall not be further
A leading pipe symbol `|' indicates that the item shall be treated as a pipe
command. The content of the message will then be sent to the standard input of
the command. The command will run under the user id and group id masqmail is
running as. If quotes are needed, the pipe symbol must appear within the
Loops will be detected, the offending address will be ignored.
Aliases will be expanded at delivery time. This means that if there is a message
still in the queue and you change any alias which matches one of the recipient
addresses, the change will have effect next time a delivery is attemped.
There is no need to restart masqmail or run any command when the alias file has
# postmaster is required by RFC 2821
# forward abuse mail to another address
# copy root's mail also to meillo
root: \root, meillo
# pass mail to a script
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