Follow these steps to configure an autoreply.
Create an autoreply
message called ~/.autoreply (the message sent back
to the customer) in your Virtual Private Servers home directory.
Use an online file editor, like pico, or transfer
the file to your PC in order to add the alias. Be sure
to download and upload the ~/.autoreply file in
like the following to your ~/etc/aliases file in
order to create an autoreply for
info: YOU@YOUR.ISP, "|/usr/bin/autoreply -f info-reply -a info"
to update your
When e-mail is received
an autoreply containing the message in the ~/.autoreply
file will be sent back. E-Mail sent to
will also be sent to
YOU@YOUR.ISP, the mail from the customer
would not be sent to
option specifies a different message file (for example, "
-m /etc/mymessage"). Be sure you use the full path
from your Virtual Private Servers home directory.
option allows you to change who the autoreply message will
be from (in the example above the "From:" field
the customer gets will read "info-reply@DOMAIN_NAME").
option specifies a user that an autoreply can reply for. The
user specified should be the same as the user configured for
the autoreply (for example, "
info: ... -a info").
The -h option can be added to an autoreply to turn off the X-info headers (if you don't
know what these are, don't wory about them).
NOTE: If you are creating an autoreply in your
~/etc/virtmaps file for a Virtual
Subhost E-Mail Account, the username after the
should be the e-mail alias in the virtmaps file as well,
not the e-mail alias in the ~/etc/aliases file.