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).
Managing alias entries in an NIS+
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
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+
This procedure includes an example of how to delete an entry.
How to Edit Entries in an NIS+ mail_aliases Table
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