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I have a redmine install, that uses sendmail to notify users of issue updates. I have access to the admin account, and also to my regular account. I cannot enter my regular email as the admin account email: each user must have a unique email address.

I would like to alias the admin email so that it is sent to my regular account instead.

So, map ----->

Is this possible. I am only using sendmail to send mail; the company email server is managed on another server.


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It seems my question was already answered here:… Need to use virtusertable – Jacko Jul 10 '10 at 17:12

/etc/aliases is for this.

man aliases
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Thanks, Nathan. I did man aliases, but this file seems to be used for aliasing local users. I guess I need a virtual address that is mapped to my real, external address. – Jacko Jul 9 '10 at 18:38
Um, no. The name is the name to alias, and the addr_n are the aliases for that name. addr_n can be another alias, a local username, a local filename, a com- mand, an include file, or an external address. – Nathan Powell Jul 10 '10 at 0:16
edit I thought the admin account existed on that box and needed to send that mail to an external host. Right. Aliases won't do that. – Nathan Powell Jul 10 '10 at 0:24

If your company email server supports recipient delimiter (usually '+'), you can just enter, for example:


Recipient delimiter is supported by Gmail, Google Apps, and Postfix mail servers.

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Thanks, Weboide. I tried this, and sadly (Microsoft Exchange Server) it didn't work. – Jacko Jul 10 '10 at 17:10

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