[ALUG] Managing cron and similar E-Mails from headless systems

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Fri Feb 17 15:45:55 GMT 2017

On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 03:34:53PM +0000, Mark Rogers wrote:
> On 17 February 2017 at 10:33, Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> >
> > Can anyone suggest a neat way of handling this so that I know where
> > the errors are coming from?
> Alternative approach from the others here: Have different destination
> email addresses for each sender.
> We use GMail which allows me to have (say) systems@<my domain>, which
> then silently maps systems+<anything>@<my domain> into the same
> mailbox, so that's how we do it; systems+Pi1 at ..., systems+boat at ... and
> so on.
> But even without Gmail doing it for me, setting up the mapping at the
> server end to map multiple recipients into one mailbox whilst still
> allowing you to filter based on the different "recipients", rather
> than the different "senders", should be straightforward. It slightly
> complicates the server end but massively simplifies the configuration
> at the sender end.
Yes, that is one way of doing it that I've considered.  It requires me
to set up new mailboxes (or at least forwarders) for the new
destination mail addresses but I can do that easily enough.

I was just hoping for a simpler way!  :-)

Chris Green

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