[Pkg-exim4-users] From sendmail to exim - full name from gecos field of passwd?

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Fri Mar 24 09:00:33 UTC 2006

On Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 09:56:07AM +0100, Ralf Gruner wrote:
> I made an experimental installation (smarthost, local delivery in 
> Maildir) and all seems to work, except that the old sendmail server uses 
> the full names from the gecos field of the passwd file to accept SMTP 
> mails. For example for my address it reads the first and last name and 
> accepts mails to ralf.gruner at ...
> Can I use such a mechanism in Exim too?

Yes. I have, however, never seen this actually done, so it looks like
you're on your own. spec.txt chapter 11 will show you what you need
for the query. You'll probably need a specially parametrized redirect
router, so chapter 22 is a good idea as well.

Start with the system_aliases router.


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