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how to write a postfix-like alias with QMail ?

Discussion in 'Plesk 9.x for Linux Issues, Fixes, How-To' started by kadoudal, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. kadoudal

    kadoudal Regular Pleskian

    Nov 20, 2007
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    I know.. some people will answer : switch to Postfix !.... but I read about issues w Postfix & 9.0, so I am not ready to switch over, not being a mail server guru...

    so I need to write a QMail alias similar to this Postfix one ::
    foo: "|/path/to/my_mailhandler.rb --url http://my.domain --key secret --project foo"

    to execute the ruby script located at /path/to/my_mailhandler.rb passing 3 parameters (url, key, project), so I ggogled a little bit, but so many results ! no easy for mail server newbie...

    1- cannot be done via the Plesk Console (I guess ?)

    2- I need to create a .qmail file in the folder /var/qmail/alias , which name xxxx.qmail ? is the name related to a specific email address or can it be named foo.qmail or whatever name I choose ?

    3- can I write the same alias ?
    foo: "|/path/to/my_mailhandler.rb --url http://my.domain --key secret --project foo"

    4- is there any recommendation regarding the path to my_mailhandler.rb ?

    5- once done I guess I should restart the qmail server ?

    thanks for giving me the keys to open this door ... ;-))

    erwin von breizh