mapping email to a script
Posted on 2003-03-04
ok, i run a site that is hosted by a company. i need to have an email alias be sent to a script in my cgi-bin, well needless to say, i am getting no help from my host, all they are saying is that i need to find someone to map it for me, or they will do it for $60 an hour, even though i already pay them over $100 per month for my sites now. well, anyway what i have is this: currently all my emails are dropping into a catch-all box via email forwarding (which i have control over through the sites menu) but forwarding will not let me forward an address to a path. now i do have an .mail_aliases file above my public_html and in it i placed this:
but it still is not sending to my path.
do i need to have the server restarted after making these alterations?
if so, is there a way to just restart my part locally?
im i doing something wrong in there?
do i need to maybe setup a seperate email box for each email?
or maybe do i need to forward that email to a different place so that i can alias it to the script?
please, any help will be greatly appreciated...