[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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