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qmail-users - assign mail addresses to users
The file /var/qmail/users/assign assigns addresses to users.
says that mail for joe.shmoe should be delivered to user
joe, with uid 503 and gid 78, as specified by
Assignments fed to qmail-newu will be used by qmail-lspawn
to control qmail-local's deliveries. See qmail-newu(8). A
change to /var/qmail/users/assign will have no effect until
qmail-newu is run.
/var/qmail/users/assign is a series of assignments, one per
line. It ends with a line containing a single dot. Lines
must not contain NUL.
A simple assignment is a line of the form
Here local is an address; user, uid, and gid are the account
name, uid, and gid of the user in charge of local; and
messages to local will be controlled by
If there are several assignments for the same local address,
qmail-lspawn will use the first one.
local is interpreted without regard to case.
A wildcard assignment is a line of the form
This assignment applies to any address beginning with loc,
including loc itself. It means the same as
for every string ext.
A more specific wildcard assignment overrides a less
specific assignment, and a simple assignment overrides any
wildcard assignment. For example:
The address joe is handled by the third line; the address
joe-direct is handled by the second line; the address bill
is handled by the first line.
qmail-pw2u(8), qmail-newu(8), qmail-lspawn(8)
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