Solved

Postfix Autoforward

Posted on 2014-03-16
8
439 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-16
Hi all,

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

does anyone know how to do this ?

Terry
0
Comment
Question by:ncomper
  • 4
  • 4
8 Comments
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:Technodweeb
ID: 39933067
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:ncomper
ID: 39933068
individual ones, I have seen that link but do not have virtual mail server installed do I need to do this ?
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:Technodweeb
ID: 39933073
What OS are you using and what version of Postfix? Also, is the email address forwarding to, external or internal to the server?
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:ncomper
ID: 39933077
Ubuntu 12.04 and postfix 2.9.6 :)
0
What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
Technodweeb earned 500 total points
ID: 39933083
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
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:ncomper
ID: 39933095
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 ?
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:ncomper
ID: 39933134
.forward file worked a charm ;)
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:Technodweeb
ID: 39933207
.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...!
0

Featured Post

Why won’t your email signature format correctly?

Struggling to get your corporate email signatures to format correctly? Does the logo keep resizing? Is the text appearing too big? What can you do to prevent this? Find out how you can save your signatures today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Microsoft has released various new features which are capable of handling various tasks. One of these tasks is ‘Migration from pop3 to Exchange Server’. Pop3 data stores various data along mailboxes like contacts, tasks, etc. So, it becomes the need…
I. Introduction There's an interesting discussion going on now in an Experts Exchange Group — Attachments with no extension (http://www.experts-exchange.com/discussions/210281/Attachments-with-no-extension.html). This reminded me of questions tha…
In this video we show how to create a Distribution Group in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Recipients >>…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

920 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now