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postfix config - forking delivery to a local virtual mailbox and a gmail account

Posted on 2010-11-10
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I'm transferring from sendmail to postfix, and I've come up with this little puzzle

I currently have a person who wants to have all emails go to a local mailbox to pop, but a "backup copy" also goes to his gmail account.

In sendmail, this is an easy entry in the mailertable:

person@domain.com   localbox,person@gmail.com

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But in postfix the local virtual mailboxes go into /etc/postfix/vmailbox, while delivery to external email addresses go into /etc/postfix/virtual.

So.  Where do I split this delivery?  Is postfix smart enough that if I have an entry for person@dmain.com in both virtual and vmailbox that it will send a copy of an incoming email to both? Or what else must I do then?


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Question by:lifeinxsau
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arzka earned 2000 total points
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You could use the recipient bcc maps, URL at the end. You just need to create the required file, add the wanted information there (the recipient's email address and the other address he wants to get a copy to) and activate the feature (postmap /etc/postfix/recipient-bcc or whatever you wanted to call it). Take a look for more detailed information:

http://www.postfix.org/postconf.5.html#recipient_bcc_maps
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Amazing.  I never even considered a bcc map on the server end.  That looks useful for this particular problem.  I'll go test it out and when I get it to work I'll come back and close the question.  Thank you in advance.
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Excellent answer - worked immediately and as advertised ;)  Many thanks.
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