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How do you forward emails?

I using sendmail

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Are you asking how to get the system to auto-forward a particular user's email? If so...

The ordinary way is to just put a .forward file containing the desired address in that users home dir. The exception to this would be if the system was running the Cyrus IMAP service (which by default diables forwarding) of if sendmail had been configured for a non-standard forward.

The other method is to add a alias to sendmail's aliases file, typically /etc/aliases (/etc/mail/aliases on Solaris). Remeber to run newaliases after adding the entry.
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Forwarding of SMTP messages is not permitted by default, as of sendmail version 8.9.

One simple approach is to list the domains you are willing to relay in the file /etc/mail/relay-domains.

You must then restart sendmail after this file is modified.

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Bernardh, actually it's relaying that's disabled by default in 8.9, not forwarding.
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by:will_do
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well anyway i put the .forward file in and it works

thankyou for your help
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by:bernardh
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yeah right.
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