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    .forward file with Exim/Cpanel?

    Hey,

    I'm trying to set up my autoresponder script on my box. I used to run this on another box with Cpanel. I moved everything over including my .forward file. I'm getting this message back when I try to mail to the Autoresponder
    Can anyone help me out?

    Warm Regards,
    Jon D. Atwood
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    I'm setting up an Autoresponder Service for multiple users. I'll be giving away and selling professional Autoresponders. Is there any way to set up a wildcard for the entire domain so that all email that's not pop3 would be piped to the script?

    OR

    automatically add that info to the valiases?

    Thanks

    Jon

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    Then this is what you valiases file should look like:


    *: "|/home/path/to/script.pl"

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    Originally posted by The Prohacker
    Then this is what you valiases file should look like:


    *: "|/home/path/to/script.pl"
    I'll give it a whirl. Do I need to restart anything after adding this?

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    Nope

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    Unfortunately I was just notified by the programmer that the script won't work when using a valiases pipe. It will only function properly using a .forward file.

    Any help?

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    Strange... I've never had a probem setting scripts up to do it....

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    Originally posted by The Prohacker
    Strange... I've never had a probem setting scripts up to do it....
    Here is his reply to my inquiry last night after testing using valiases.

    No the only way to forward to the system correctly is a .forward

    valiases will not work correctly.

    Jim

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    On 6/10/2002 at 12:08 AM Jon D. Atwood wrote:

    Can I set the pipe up not using the .forward? I can use valiases to do email pipe and that's how my server is configured....
    I'm at a loss at this point

    Regards,
    Jon

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    Anyone have any ideas? Could my script possibly be modified to work with valiases instead of .forward?
    Last edited by jdatwood; 06-13-2002 at 06:14 PM.

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    bump

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    I don't see why it wouldn't work. I would contact your programer and see what he can do about it.

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    Originally posted by Haze
    I don't see why it wouldn't work. I would contact your programer and see what he can do about it.
    I asked if it could be programmed to work with valiases and he's stated it cannot. I'll be out ~$600 if I can't get this working on my dedicated box.

    What I can't understand is why the .forward doesn't work. I've had this script up and running on a shared server running cpanel. I moved over to my box expecting little or no interruption due to the fact it was running the same hosting software....
    Last edited by jdatwood; 06-13-2002 at 07:30 PM.

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    Maybe you can ask him why .forward will fork and valiases won't. If we know what he believes the problem to be, we can probably provide more useful advice. As of right now, we're just guessing.
    Matt Lightner - http://www.mattlightner.com/
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    Here is the latest and greatest reply.....
    Because valiases will NOT pipe e-mail to a script, the requirments state you must be able to use a .forward, have them set the server so that you can.
    Is the new server using .procmail ??

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    You certainly can use valiases to pipe email to a script... how do you think mailing lists and autoresponders work? Magic?

    Also... I believe that Cpanel supports .forward files as well--so you can go ahead and try that if you like.

    Hope that helps.
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    If you still have problems...

    If you can make me a small account, just shell, with restricted editing access, I'll jump on and tell you if it possible...

    If it is, I'll tell you how... Do you have ICQ?? If so, PM me the number...

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    >>Because valiases will NOT pipe e-mail to a script<<

    Utter tripe. If that was the case, most of the thousands of installations of PerlDesk wouldn't work correctly. We pipe email sent to our support address to PD using the valises file in the following format:

    [email protected]: |/path/to/cgi-bin/path/to/script.pl

    For your purposes there's no reason why...

    *: |/path/to/cgi-bin/path/to/script.pl

    ...wouldn't pipe the email to your script.

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    Thanks for your replies guys.

    This finally did work

    *: |/home/ebiznewb/public_html/cgi-bin/v/varauto.pl

    I appreciate everyone's help on this.

    Jon

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