jamesbond

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I noticed I wasn't receiving mail adressed to [email protected]

I checked the /etc/aliases file, which was empty.

So i added the following line :

postmaster: root


It does work now, but what I was wondering is the following.

Howcome mail adressed to [email protected] was being delivered and mail to [email protected] wasn't ?

The nobody alias must be configured somewhere else, since it is not present in the /etc/aliases file.
So my question is, where is the nobody alias configured?
 

howard

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if it was being delivered direct to the nobody inbox then it was likely being delivered since it was a vaild system user whereas exim needed to be told where to deliver the postmaster stuff if it wasn't defined elsewhere (in a domain alias file e.g. or the /etc/passwd file)
 

jamesbond

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Originally posted by howard
if it was being delivered direct to the nobody inbox then it was likely being delivered since it was a vaild system user whereas exim needed to be told where to deliver the postmaster stuff if it wasn't defined elsewhere (in a domain alias file e.g. or the /etc/passwd file)
Well yes nobody is a system user, but when I send a message to [email protected] it is being forwarded just like mail addressed to [email protected]

There is no nobody inbox
I have a .forward in /root
But how does exim know how to forward the mail for nobody?

I'm just curious to know how this works :)
 
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