On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 09:14:36PM +0100, Vincent Cunniffe wrote:
> has anyone here setup up sendmail to deliver to local usernames which
> contain an '@' sign, and which thus look like a full email address?
>> Imagine the local username 'joe at joesdomain.com'. Now, I want sendmail
> to accept mail for joe, and deliver it to his local spoolfile under
> /var/spool/mail/joe at joesdomain.com, from where a POP/IMAP server can
> read and deliver it.
>> Unfortunately, sendmail refuses to accept an entry in virtusertable
> which maps 'joe at joesdomain.com' [actual email address] to
> 'joe at joesdomain.com' [local username]. So, is there a way to force
> sendmail into accepting that something with an '@' in it is a valid
> local username for delivery?
Can you use a character instead of an `@'...? Perhaps an underscore,
given that it isn't an appropriate dns character - so the last underscore
in a file name may be interpreted as an `@'...?
Apologies for not suggesting a solution that allows for `@'s in the
name. Symlinks, maybe, but ... Eugh.
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