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Old 12th December 2008
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Hello community,

So let's begin with the scenario and what i would (if possible) to achieve.

I have a mail server A for domain a.com which is handled by qmail + courier and a second mail server B which runs postfix + dovecot + mysql for (sub)domain sub.a.com.

I want to forward (i'm not quite sure this is the right term) some of the email addresses from A to B because i can't run IMAP on A and i really need it for those addresses. Now is it possible to do this and if yes what should i look for?

I would also like to use B as MTA for those users but if i send an email for example from user1@sub.a.com to appear as if it was sent from user1@a.com (i guess this is called address rewrite ?).

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Old 12th December 2008
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If the users on server A (user@a.com) have normal accounts you can use a '.qmail' file to forward mail from server A to server B. See example 3 of the dot-qmail man page.

If you are using some kind of virtual users program on Server A, e.g. vpopmail, it shouldn't be too difficult to do the same thing.
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