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Indirect delivery via the local delivery agent

Postfix can be configured to deliver mail to maildrop via the local delivery agent. This is slightly less efficient than the "direct" approach discussed above, but gives you the convenience of local aliases(5) expansion and $HOME/.forward file processing. You would typically use this for domains that are listed in mydestination and that have users with a UNIX system account.

To configure maildrop delivery for all UNIX system accounts:

mailbox_command = /path/to/maildrop -d ${USER}

Note: ${USER} is spelled in upper case.

To enable maildrop delivery for specific users only, you can use the Postfix local(8) delivery agent's mailbox_command_maps feature:

mailbox_command_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/mailbox_commands

    you    /path/to/maildrop -d ${USER}

Maildrop delivery for specific users is also possible by invoking it from the user's $HOME/.forward file:

    "|/path/to/maildrop -d ${USER}"
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