toby at su
Mar 27, 2012, 12:30 PM
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Organizing lots of .qmail files
After many years of satisfied qmail usage and administration, I've come to the
realization that I've made entirely too many .qmail files for my own good. Any
time I sign up for a service or join a list, I'll make a new .qmail file and
happily go about my way. Over time my home directory has grown to now be about
85.9% .qmail files, which makes doing an "ls -la" interesting.
I'd like to simplify this, so I've looked into a few of the mechanisms available
like the dot-forward package and the qmail-users feature. I've looked into using
fastforward, since I've used it in the past on other systems, but it manages
associations for forwarding, not for deliveries. I could patch it, but I'd
rather avoid doing that if it turns out I'm simply overlooking a better way
consolidate all my aliases and forwards.
Ideally I'd end up with a single ~/aliases.cdb file or a ~/.qmail/ directory,
however if I edit the homedir field of a /var/qmail/users/assign file, I suspect
the default behavior will be to look there for my Maildirs and break the
'./Maildir/' syntax I've used successfully thus far.
What experiences have folks had in organizing their own .qmail files? What would
the best solution look like for a case like this?