How Do I Make an Alias With Periods in It?
Mar 3rd, 2000 16:45
Kagan (Kai) MacTane, http://cr.yp.to/qmail/faq/incominguser.html#alias-dots
Suppose you run the example.tld domain, and you have a user, Jane Doe,
with the account jdoe. You want her to be able to receive mail as
[email protected] as well as [email protected] However, when you
create the alias ~alias/.qmail-Jane.Doe, it doesn't work.
For security reasons, qmail-local doesn't process dots (periods) in
alias names. Instead, it interprets a colon (:) in the alias filename as
if it were a dot.
Furthermore, it interprets capital letters in the filename as matching
_only_ capitals, while lowercase letters are subject to
case-blind matching. You want the alias filename to be .qmail-jane:doe,
which will accept incoming mail for Jane.Doe, jane.Doe, Jane.doe and