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Redirect email alias to local script for handling.

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by JZMatrix, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. JZMatrix

    JZMatrix Guest

    I'm trying to find a semi-easy way to create a mail alias via Plesk and then configure qmail to direct any mail destined for that alias/mailbox to a script (that I'm writing) on the local server to be processed accordingly.

    On postfix/sendmail systems with /etc/aliases this is a trivial configuration item, but I'm not sure of how to accomplish this with qmail. I'm also worried that Plesk will decide to overwrite any manually edited config file on a whim and cripple my email processing system once it's gone production.

    Any ideas?
  2. fishnyc22

    fishnyc22 Guest

    I'm trying to do somethign similar I tried creating an alias in /var/qmail/alias

    file called .qmail-somealias

    with 1 line in the file like:


    but its not working. Running the script.sh with terminal works fine.

    any thoughts?
  3. fishnyc22

    fishnyc22 Guest

  4. dirty@

    dirty@ Guest

    as far as I understand qmail/alias/.qmail-somename will work only if message recipient is somename@hostname

    if you need alias be used for some specific domain, you need to handle it through file qmail/mailnames/domain.com/.qmail-somename, i.e. the same way as plesk configures mailman mail lists addresses..
  5. fishnyc22

    fishnyc22 Guest

    thanks for the reply.. I made a little progress with this last night before reading your post.

    I was messing with

    It is closer to working but I think there is a permission issue (I guess with my script). Even set at 777 it still fails.

    I get the following error returned via email:

    preline: fatal: unable to run /var/www/vhosts/mydomain.com/httpdocs/test/test.php: access denied

    test.php is set to:

    my .qmail file looks like this:

    | preline /var/www/vhosts/mydomain.com/httpdocs/test/test.php
    | true

    Should the user/group be set to something else? Should I not be using preline? anyone know whats up?