How-to Setup Postfix to Send a Copy of Incoming eMails to Another Address on Linux/Unix

March 26th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

Linux Postfix Server eMail Blind Carbon Copy



The Linux Tutorial Shows You How-to Setup the Postfix Mail Server for Sending a Copy of Incoming eMails to a Different eMail Address and Domain.

In the context of correspondence, blind carbon copy (abbreviated Bcc:) allows the sender of a message to conceal the person entered in the Bcc: field from the other recipients.(Wikipedia)



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  1. Enable the BCC Recipient

    sudo nano /etc/postfix/main.cf

    Append:

    recipient_bcc_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/recipient_bcc_maps

    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor :)

  2. Setup Addresses for Blind Carbon Copy

    sudo nano /etc/postfix/recipient_bcc_maps

    Setup Like:

    user1@domain1.com	user2@domain2.com
    user3@domainN.com	user4@domainM.com
    

    You can Specify exactly One and Only one Bcc Target for Source Address…

    How-to Setup Aliases to Send Copy to Multiple Targets:

    Get Postfix Aliases Setup Guide
  3. Reconfigure Postfix Recipients

    sudo postmap /etc/postfix/recipient_bcc_maps
    sudo postfix reload
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