[SASAG] another hosting quest

Chris MacGregor chris at bouncingdog.com
Sun May 6 00:20:18 PDT 2007

Dan Wilder wrote:
> Fwiw under Postfix it's simple enough to do what you want.
> In /etc/postfix/main.cf:
> On Sat, May 05, 2007 at 10:25:41PM -0700, Chris MacGregor wrote:
>> P.S. "What is this crazy notion of wildcards in email addresses, and why 
>> would you want that?" you ask.
> In /etc/postfix/main.cf with a line like:
> recipient_delimiter = -
> all email resembling
> somebodys at someplace.com
> somebodys-self at someplace.com
> somebodys-aunt at someplace.com
> somebodys-uncle at someplace.com
> somebodys-sister at someplace.com
> ...
> goes to "somebodys" mailbox.
Umm, right.  But, much better, I can use a pcre map (and the ability to 
do stuff like this is why I finally abandoned sendmail for Postfix (and 
have never looked back) - of course, the security advantages didn't hurt):

In /etc/postfix/main.cf, I have:
virtual_alias_maps = pcre:/etc/postfix/virtual_wild_aliases

(well, and a bunch of others, too), where that file contains lines such as:

if !/^chrispager at cybermato\.com$/
/^chris..*@cybermato\.com$/   chris at cybermato.com

But the point of my message is not how to do that (I know how and I've 
been doing it) - I want to find a place that will let me do it (or the 
equivalent) in a shared hosting setup.
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