Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I want to use VERP to handle email bounces for my web application which does list emails.

Can postfix alias map use wildcards?

I want to have a catch-all account for bounces only, so could I have something like

bounce-catch+* bouncecatch

so that every goes to bouncecatch?

Do I even have to do this or will postfix handle it automatically?

share|improve this question

This is all described in

So yes, you can have bouncecatch in your virtual_alias_maps. See that there is no asterisk and no plus on the left-hand side because the plus already implies the asterisk.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.