[Pkg-exim4-users] Can I replace /etc/aliases with a database

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Sat Aug 30 15:50:47 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jul 08, 2008 at 08:37:40AM +0100, Bernard Hurley wrote:
> I am new to this list and to setting up mailservers so I apologise if
> this is obvious.

It is not obvious, and - in fact - a quite tricky subject, but there
is a number of recipies floating around on the net which may be helpful.

> I have am setting up a web site for artists, each of which has a gallery
> and I want to set up a system where each gallery has an email address
> which gets forwarded to the artists own email address (so
> fred-jones at marcade.biz might become fjones at fjones.com ) I don't want to
> use /etc/aliases to do this as the information is already in a MySQL
> database, and I also want to give users the ability to change their own
> (final) email address.

You'd of course need a front-end to give the users that ability.

>  I assume it is possible to get exim to query the database instead of
>  looking in /etc/aliases, but I can't work out how to do it.

It would help if you would outline what you tried, give examples, and
explain why the system didn't do what you wanted it to do.


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