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System Administration Guide: Network Services
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Administering Mail Alias Files (Task Map)

The following table describes the procedures for administering mail alias files. For more information about this topic, refer to Mail Alias Files in Chapter 14, Mail Services (Reference).

Task

Description

For Instructions

Managing alias entries in an NIS+ mail_aliases table

If your name service is NIS+, use these procedures to manage the contents of your mail_aliases table.

Initiate an NIS+ mail_aliases table.

How to Initiate an NIS+ mail_aliases Table

List the contents of the NIS+ mail_aliases table.

This procedure includes examples of how to list individual entries and how to list partial matches.

How to List the Contents of the NIS+ mail_aliases Table

Add aliases to the NIS+ mail_aliases table from the command line.

How to Add Aliases to the NIS+ mail_aliases Table From the Command Line

Add entries by editing an NIS+ mail_aliases table.

How to Add Entries by Editing an NIS+ mail_aliases Table

Edit entries in an NIS+ mail_aliases table.

This procedure includes an example of how to delete an entry.

How to Edit Entries in an NIS+ mail_aliases Table

Setting up an NIS mail.aliases map

If your name service is NIS, follow these instructions to facilitate aliasing with a mail.aliases map.

How to Set Up an NIS mail.aliases Map

Setting up a local mail alias file

If you are not using a name service (such as NIS or NIS+), follow these instructions to facilitate aliasing with the /etc/mail/aliases file.

How to Set Up a Local Mail Alias File

Creating a keyed map file

Use these steps to facilitate aliasing with a keyed map file.

How to Create a Keyed Map File

Setting up the postmaster alias

Use the procedures in this section to manage the postmaster alias. You must have this alias.

Managing the postmaster Alias

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