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Hi All

Really new to all this qmail stuff and stuck on something im hoping you guys can help me with.

this is what i have been told i need todo.

cd /var/qmail/popusers/domain.co.uk
create .qmail-info with - addy@domain.co.uk
in it

but what i need to konw is how do i create the .qmail-info as when i try to type "create .qmail-info" it doesnt work and im a real noob on all this.

Thanks in advance



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Hi Drak,

The text editor I prefer to use is called vi

You can use this command to "create" a file:

vi .qmail-info

press "i" to go into insert mode

When you are done typing in the address type this to save:

esc key, then :wq!

The man pages are your friend. Start typing a variety of "man {command}" to learn a lot of new commands and their features.

For this particular task, here is an alternate command that will accomplish the same thing faster than using vi:

echo "addy@domain.co.uk" > .qmail-info

Technically, you should put a & in front of addresses listed in your .qmail files.


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Sorry for the delay in a thank you ive been away on business.

I did manage to make the changes as shown above but i am still having issues.

My steps

created a .qmail-drak in /var/qmail/popusers/domain.co.uk

the .qmail-drak had &drak@blahblah.co.uk and nothing else.

i then saved the qmail hoping when i send an email to drak@domain.co.uk it would then forward a copy to drak@blahblah.co.uk but no forward email seems to get to my account.

is there a step i missed or a service i had to restart.

Many Thanks



EQ Forum Admin
Staff member
Double check the permissions on the .qmail file you created to make sure qmail can read it.

Can you provide an ls -la and cat of /var/qmail/popusers/domain.co.uk/.qmail-drak

What do the mail logs say?

No services require a restart when editing .qmail files.