How does aliases work with cyrus?

former03 | Baltasar Cevc baltasar.cevc at
Sat Jul 15 10:01:32 EDT 2006

On 15.07.2006, at 08:14, Michael Johnson wrote:
> On Jul 15, 2006, at 1:12 AM, Jim John wrote:
>> If a user is an alias such as sales at, how does cyrus 
>> forward mail to a  different user such as john at Thank 
>> you.
> That's not really a function of the MDA.  Your MTA should be doing 
> that sort of thing.  Cyrus might do that sort of thing, I don't know, 
> but it's not likely.  Cyrus just delivers mail to the end user.  It 
> doesn't do any transport.
You could use sieve to do it (create an account sales and create a 
sieve script that drops all mails into john's mailbox; sales must have 
post permissions for john's mailbox to do that).

Probably the MTA is the better place, as michael said. (e.g. in Postfix 
you could use the virtual_aliases transport to do that and 
virtual_mailbox transport for the actual delivery to cyrus. I'm sure 
other mailers have similar functions.


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