#100 Alias listing in fetchmail -- Feature request

Core (30)

Hi all,

It would be interesting to have also aliases listed in fetchmail rules.
That way, we could fetch email from one account and dispatch to mutliple mailboxes.





  • Christian Boltz

    Christian Boltz - 2011-10-10

    Let me think about this a bit - even if I understand your request, it is a call for trouble (like using an alias as target that sends the mail back to the external address, where it must be fetched again).

    Only offering mailboxes as targets mostly avoids this problem.

    However there is a workaround - every mailbox has an alias. If you edit this alias, you can add more than one target address and get the behaviour you want.

  • Christian Boltz

    Christian Boltz - 2011-10-10
    • labels: 961341 --> Core
    • milestone: 2192041 -->
    • priority: 5 --> 3
  • Rémi BUISSON

    Rémi BUISSON - 2011-10-11

    Hi Christian,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I think my setup looks like your workaround. In my case I have this kind of setup:
    - robert@mydomain.tld
    - susan@mydomain.tld
    - both@mydomain.tld which is an alias to robert + susan

    where mydomain.tld is my local postfix. So here, the alias is done for local delivery but I understand your point if the domain would have been anotherdomain.tld.

    By the way, I found a workaround which is to insert manually both@mydomain.tld in the fetchmail table. But it's still less practical than selecting both@mydomain.tld in "Fetch email -> New entry -> Mail box" ;-)



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