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how to redirect specified address to external domain

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  1. cwheeler33

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    How can I configure Exim to do the following?

    there are a couple of users who want to redirect email, and I do not need/want to keep a copy once it has been redirected. For this reason i do not want to use the forwarding option inside cPanel.

    From what I researched it can be done, but I'm unable to confirm the details...

    something about creating a file with the local address and external address:
    /etc/exim/redirect-users
    user1@mydomain.com: personal_users@gmail.com

    and then to add a driver to exim.
    driver = redirect
    it is unclear where to place the driver in the exim conf, and also how to properly "read" the above for redirection.
     
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    Rexplained, and with a test I did...

    How can I configure Exim to do the following?
    I have some users that need to be redirected to an external email account.
    They do have an existing mailbox that I cannot delete yet.
    I do not want to use the "Forwarding" panel because it will create a duplicate email in both the local and external account.

    From what I researched it can be done, but I'm unable to confirm the details...

    something about creating a file with the local address and external address:
    /etc/exim/redirect-users
    user1@domain01.com: personal_user@gmail.com

    and then to add a driver to exim.
    sender_redirect:
    driver = redirect
    data = ${lookup{$sender_address}lsearch{/etc/exim/sender_redirects}}

    I did not fully test this, but it will forward to the external account. But if I send an email to a group, that users will get the email, but no one else in the group will. In fact, it's possible that while I had this going no one for the domain was getting email... I reverted the moment the second test failed.

    Any ideas on how to resolve this?
     
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    The documentation says it does not support BCC, but a quick test shows otherwise. (it would have been a deal breaker for me)
    I setup a simple global rule, Rules To contains email Action Redirect altemail

    this works as intended except if the user is a part of a group created in Forwarders. At which point the email does not get treated by the rule.

    so I tried a User filter
    Rules From contains * Action Redirect altemail

    I get the same results as the Global rule. It does not handle emails that were sent to the Forwarders group.
     
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