Sendmail aliases and Cyrus

mitrohin a.s. swp at
Mon Nov 21 02:42:30 EST 2005

On Mon, Nov 21, 2005 at 12:38:16AM -0500, Anthony Tibbs wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I was trying to check the list archives for some hints, but it seems that 
> that server is having some 'difficulties' at the moment, and isn't 
> responding.
> I am currently in the process of setting up another Cyrus/IMAP server, as 
> I've been (personally) running Cyrus/Sendmail for a few years now with good 
> results.  I had the usual sendmail+virtdomains+cyrus hoops to jump through, 
> but now have THAT working all right (by way of a mailertable entries, i.e.
>    cyrusv2d:/var/lib/imap/socket/lmtp
> The problem is that for this to WORK, must not be considered a 
> "local domain" (i.e. it must not be in local-host-names), since this 
> results in a rewrite that strips the 'host' portion of the address off, and 
> then Cyrus rejects the message with an 'unknown mailbox' error.
> And all of this ultimately means that I can't use sendmail "aliases" (for 
> non-local addresses), which I need in order to redirect such things as 
> postmaster, root, etc. to a particular user.
> Have I missed something simple here?  I've tried following the instructions 
> at but 
> that is where I am getting stuck...

add domain to sendmail class VirtHost and use virtusertable.


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