Mail aliases help

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 06:18:48 UTC 2007


Poohba wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-05-31 at 20:19 -0400, Tony Nelson wrote:
>> At 5:12 PM -0400 5/31/07, Poohba wrote:
>>> I added aliases to /etc/mail/aliases in the form of username	:
>>> alias1,alias2,alias3.  I then did 'newaliases' and then i restarted
>>> sendmail.  What else should I be doing?
>> Look at /var/log/maillog and see what happens to mail to that user and sent
>> to the aliases.  If there isn't any, send some with the mail command:
>>
>>     mail -s test username
>>     some text.
>>     Ctrl-D
>>     RETURN
>> -- 
>> ____________________________________________________________________
>> TonyN.:'                       <mailto:tonynelson at georgeanelson.com>
>>       '                              <http://www.georgeanelson.com/>
>>
> stat=User Unknown
> 

Was the username an actual user on the machine or one in your alias file?

Also, when you ran the newaliases command did you see an error message 
or just the number of aliases processed?

-- 
   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com




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