Sendmail + Virtual Domains + aliases

Sebastian Hagedorn Hagedorn at
Thu Feb 25 04:42:09 EST 2016

I was a bit brief yesterday. I have to say that I configured our sendmail 
more than 10 years ago and have only made minor changes since than. I don't 
remember the settings as well as I did back then ...

--On 24. Februar 2016 um 18:15:26 +0100 Andrea Venturoli <ml at> 

> On 02/24/16 15:24, Sebastian Hagedorn wrote:
>> Use virtusertable instead of aliases, e.g.
>> postmaster at    root
> Thanks, but it doesn't seem to work either.
> I put that line in virtusertable and issued "make".
> I even restarted sendmail, even if IIRC it's not needed.
> I confirm I have the following in my .mc file:
>  > FEATURE(virtusertable, `hash -o /etc/mail/virtusertable')
> I still get "User unknown".
> There's a comment in virtusertable.sample which says: "Remember to add
> the source hostname to /etc/mail/local-host-names".
> Maybe that's really needed for virtusertable to work?

I suppose that's one way. We have this line in our .mc file:


So in our case we would add to that file.

> If I add that, then cyrusv2 from mailertable will not be used for

Why use mailertable? We use this:

define(`confLOCAL_MAILER', `cyrusv2')

That way all local mail is delivered to Cyrus. Or isn't that what you want?
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