Manual Reference Pages - QMAIL-USERS (5)
qmail-users - assign mail addresses to users
/var/qmail/users/assign assigns addresses to users. For example,
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
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
local is an address;
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
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
It means the same as
for every string
A more specific wildcard assignment overrides a less specific
assignment, and a simple assignment overrides any wildcard assignment.
joe is handled by the third line;
joe-direct is handled by the second line;
bill is handled by the first line.
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