how to remove / deleted all email forwarders from particular domain ??

crazyaboutlinux

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we have a domain which has 2000 numbers of email forwarders created & which want to remove them.

how to remove / deleted all email forwarders from particular domain at one go ?
 

JawadArshad

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Yes. Rather than deleting the file, you could move the file into the user's home folder as it would have been a quite an effort to add so many forwarders. ;)

do i just need to enter only /etc/valiases/${domain} (replace with actual domain) from SSH ??
 
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crazyaboutlinux

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Yes. Rather than deleting the file, you could move the file into the user's home folder as it would have been a quite an effort to add so many forwarders. ;)
I have tried but it gives an error
Code:
[email protected] [~]# /etc/valiases/$example.net
-bash: /etc/valiases/example.net: No such file or directory
[email protected] [~]# cd /etc/valiases/
[email protected] [/etc/valiases]# /etc/valiases/$example.net
-bash: /etc/valiasesexample.net: No such file or directory
[email protected] [/etc/valiases]# /etc/valiases/${example.net}
-bash: /etc/valiases/${example.net}: bad substitution
[email protected] [/etc/valiases]#
 

cPanelTristan

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Hello Nilesh,

You cannot directly enter the file name without a corresponding command before it. If you want to move the file, you can do:

Code:
cd /etc/valiases
mv domain.com /home/user/domain.com
Here you are changing directory (cd) to /etc/valiases, then moving (mv) the domain's forwarder file to the user's home location. Replace domain.com with the domain in question and replace user with the cPanel account's username.

I did want to mention that vi isn't necessary to see the contents of a file also. You can use cat:

Code:
cat /etc/valiases/domain.com
Thanks.
 

rhenderson

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we have a domain which has 2000 numbers of email forwarders created & which want to remove them.

how to remove / deleted all email forwarders from particular domain at one go ?
I would install ConfigServer Mail Manage and do it from there, it will show the forwarders in a text file you can cut and past save it before you delete them ConfigServer Mail Manage