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mail aliases

when I create a new email account I use the admintool to create the use, and then pico /etc/aliases to enter in the user info. then I type newaliases.

This is the issue, sometimes this works for me and sometimes the new accounts do not.  That has me stumped.  Also, I noticed that there are three different aliases under /etc          1) aliases   2) aliases.save   3) aliasese
now..after looking at the different files I notice that there are differences between them.

This is my question?? I use Solaris 9 to manage POP3 accounts. Is this proceedure correct, if yes why does it work sometimes, if not what is the correct method of entering a new or changed account? As far as the aliases go, why three? I was under the impression that running "newalises" would update the database therefore allowing new/changed account to work properly.
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yuzhCommented:
It depands on how you install sendmail, is your sendmail.cf in /etc/mail or /etc

an mail aliase can point to a local user account or an external email address.

In normal case, all you need to do is to edit the /etc/aliases  (or /etc/mail/aliases file)
then run:
newaliases

But if your are using NIS+/NIS, and you have the same aliase defined in NIS+/NIS,
the NIS+/NIS aliase might overwritten the /etc/aliases. just make sure you only define one aliase in on place, eg if you put it in /etc/aliases, you don't need to put it
in NIS+/NIS

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yuzhCommented:
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dtooth71Author Commented:
sendamail is located in /etc and is the only place that I have been entering the info. then I would run newaliases
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yuzhCommented:
vi /etc/aliases

edit the aliases then

newaliases

should do the job for you.

In what case, the aliase doesn't work?

If the externel email aliases doesn't work, check you DNS settings.


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dtooth71Author Commented:
is vi /etc/aliases the same as using pico /etc/aliase?
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yuzhCommented:
I know pico is a text editor (vi is another popular text editor), I never use pico
myself, it should do the job for you.

the file you should edit is /etc/aliases  NOT /etc/aliase ! (missing a "s")
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