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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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Administering Your Mail Configuration

The following sections describe how to keep mail services running smoothly.

Duties of Postmaster

As postmaster, your responsibilities for administering mail include the following tasks.

  • Check the mail queues to make sure that mail is flowing in and out.

  • Check any down systems where mail is backing up. If the system is not needed, delete it from the mail system or bring it up to keep mail moving.

  • Fix personal aliases, as requested.

  • Administer the Aliases databases as people move in and out of the domain.

  • Set up temporary forwarding files.

  • Contact owners of mailing lists and help them fix mailing list problems.

  • Go through postmaster mail daily and look for problems, broken .forward files, and mail alias loops. Fix ...

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