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Hi gurus out there, I just wonder how could i make a qmail alias having a period. I used the example below: jay.manalo@domain.com with a username "jay" on my RH9.0 ...
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    Creating User Alias with periond in Qmail


    Hi gurus out there,

    I just wonder how could i make a qmail alias having a period. I used the example below:

    jay.manalo@domain.com with a username "jay" on my RH9.0 running qmail-1.03.

    Any help will be very much appreciated.

    TIA[/b]

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    AFAIK, you can't have a dot in the first part of an email address because of its significance in naming domains and such. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarumont
    AFAIK, you can't have a dot in the first part of an email address because of its significance in naming domains and such. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
    Thanks for the speedy reply. Well, i don't know about naming domain rule. But you know, my current setup can accept mails using email addresss like " jay.manalo@domain.com"

    How could it be not possible when my ISP authorize me to use one? And was using linux also? And is working without any problem?

    Thanks.

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    I think you can, eg, my work email address has a dot in the first part, AFAIK valid chars are A-Z, 0-9, "_" & " . ".

    You may be able to add the name jay.manalo to your /etc/aliases file, but i dont know if that would work.

    Jason

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