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sendmail makes my head spin :-)

Hi Daniel,

That was exactly what I needed.  Thank you very much.


---- Original message ----
>Date: 25 Jan 2011 10:20:22 -0500
>From: Daniel Hagerty <hag-MhwEwdFzMDlg9hUCZPvPmw at>  
>Subject: Re: sendmail makes my head spin :-)  
>To: <j.natowitz-KealBaEQdz4 at>
>Cc: Discuss-mNDKBlG2WHs at
><j.natowitz-KealBaEQdz4 at> writes:
>> But for particular situations, mail needs to be sent to a particular
>> user on a particular Unix system.  None of these systems are in the
>> corporate DNS, and that will not change.  They all are in the NIS
>> hosts DB.  Is there a way, using either sendmail or postfix, to say
>> that email of the form user at system should NOT be sent to
>>, but directly to "system"?  I'd prefer to continue
>> using sendmail, unless there is a compelling reason to go to
>> postfix.
>    While my memory of sendmail has long since been garbage collected,
>it's likely that sendmail calls this a "mailertable".  Search for it
>in the current configuration docs.
>    Postfix will happily do stuff like by way of a transport table.
>You have something like:
>transport_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/transport
>in postfix's, and then the transport map contains entries
>		smtp:[]
>See the manpage transport(5) for the precise details of the table

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