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how to send a copy to another email address of all incoming messages from an email account?(postfix)

it's possible?


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You can simply use recipient_bcc_maps to copy all emails being sent to a specific user (or a specific domain).

For example add the following line to your (or use postconf for that):

recipient_bcc_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/recipient_bcc_maps

and create a file /etc/postfix/recipient_bcc_maps with the following content:

and run postmap recipient_bcc_maps.

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You can do this by creating two aliases for the account, as follows:

Let's say you have two email addresses: and, and you want mom to get a copy of all of kid's email. In this case, and would both be accounts, but you would also create the following aliases:

From:                         To:          

Postfix will understand this -- the kid -> kid alias does not create a loop (though it looks like it should!), instead it tells Postfix to continue on to delivering to the mailbox even though the mail was already delivered to the alias.

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Note that postfix complains about a duplicate entry. Put both and destination on the same line. – Ludovic Kuty Apr 16 '12 at 15:56

one solution is to use procmail a different solution is to use ~/.forward file. over the two procmail has far more options and control.

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i fount it: – Mrsksdk Apr 28 '11 at 1:15
send bcc will do it as well ... :) there is also an option into – silviud Apr 28 '11 at 1:40
could u tell me how to use this second option? – Mrsksdk Apr 28 '11 at 1:44
check this link - is quite simple if you still have problems let me know - – silviud Apr 28 '11 at 23:54

I suggest using this milter if your postfix storage format is mbox:

the advantage is that if a user is authenticated and not using the proper from details his mail will still be caught by this milter while the sender_bcc_maps won't catch it.

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