Alias special formats

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In general, alias "special formats" supported for aliases stored in the alias file are also supported for aliases stored via an alias group in Unified Configuration. But only some of the alias "special formats" supported for such aliases (those stored in the alias file) are also supported for aliases stored in LDAP.

In particular, for all forms of alias:

  • an alias whose value begins with a leading colon has a special interpretation in regards to generation of notification messages;
  • subaddress support is available;
  • the aliaswild effect (perform a catchall * alias probe if no exact alias is found) is available (though use for LDAP aliases is strongly discouraged as for the case of LDAP aliases, use of the supported domain level attribute mailDomainCatchallAddress is recommended instead).

Furthermore, for aliases stored via an alias group in Unified Configuration:

  • the mail_off MTA option feature is supported;
  • the post_off MTA option feature is supported;

See the discussion of such special formats for aliases in the alias file for further details.


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