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If one maintains a database of emails in /etc/passwd how can Postfix be configured to forward email to those?

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I don't know if /etc/passwd can be used by postfix, but I'm not ruling it out. I'd say /etc/aliases is used. Also ~username/.forward might work too. –  becomingwisest May 10 '11 at 9:02

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In the default configuration Postfix is already configured to deliver mails to all accounts in /etc/passwd and all aliases in /etc/aliases: http://www.postfix.org/postconf.5.html#local_recipient_maps

Otherwise you can set the local_recipient_maps to the default value.

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