The postmaster address
Every host must provide a special postmaster
mailbox (required by RFC 821/822).
You can either
define an alias
that maps postmaster
to an existing user on the system (a person responsible
for mail administration) or
you can create a postmaster account
to which mail inquiries and problems can be directed.
The MMDF Configuration Manager provides an opportunity to
set up an alias.
It is best to map postmaster to
a local user because the address is simpler
and, therefore, more likely to be a valid address.
Also, with a local user, delivery of the message does
not depend on a network connection that might be
malfunctioning and therefore responsible
for the original mail problem.
If the person responsible for mail administration
at your site changes, change the postmaster
Associating users with a home machine
Maintaining mailing lists
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003