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Postfix Autoforward

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Hi all,

I need postfix to auto forward any email it gets to another email address,  

does anyone know how to do this ?

Terry
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individual ones, I have seen that link but do not have virtual mail server installed do I need to do this ?
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What OS are you using and what version of Postfix? Also, is the email address forwarding to, external or internal to the server?
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Ubuntu 12.04 and postfix 2.9.6 :)
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in your user home directory, create a .forward file and add one line which will be the email address that you want the email to be sent to. Example is attached:
.forward.txt
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OK thanks im a bit of a dummy with this stuff.   So effectively I will do the above which is just dropping a  anything.foward text file which has the email I would like to forward onto i.e External@google.com   Do I need to stop and start any services for this to take effect ?  Does this include aliases I have setup....

Also I have an Alias entry in the /etc/aliases file which is

sshort: activecampaign

Which I think will mean that the username "Activecampaign" now has the alias sshort@domain.com

So the question is if an email is sent to sshort@domain.com should this now be forwarded onto   external@google.com ?
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.forward file worked a charm ;)
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.forward file will affect any email that is destined to end up in the user mailbox associated with the home directory. This includes aliases, distros, etc.

Glad I could help...!
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