Managing email aliases#
This manual is dedicated to users that are part of the
aliases group. It describes actions that can be done by those users on the email aliases.
Edit receiving aliases#
/etc/aliases file with your favorite CLI text editor (
vim, etc.). It should look something like this:
# See man 5 aliases for format. # Use tab for alignment. # To regenerate the db file run: newaliases postmaster: root root: nicolas contact: nicolas,vincent,guilhem,audrey alert: nicolas,vincent,guilhem matrix-synapse: /dev/null jellyfin: /dev/null
After you’ve saved your edits, you have to regenerate the database (
/etc/aliases.db) using the following command:
Add or remove a user from an alias#
Simply write or erase the name of the chosen user in the list that follows the alias name.
Create or delete an alias#
You can create as many aliases as you want by adding a new line to the file, following the postfix aliases db syntax:
To delete an alias, simply delete or comment out (using
#) the corresponding line.
Edit sending aliases#
The process is very similar from the edition of receiving aliases, but some differences exists:
The file to edit is
You must NOT use
:between the key and the value.
You must always specify the complete email address with
The command used to regenerate the database is: