Re: [Exim] virtual alias problem

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Author: Philip Hazel
To: mguz
CC: exim-users
Subject: Re: [Exim] virtual alias problem
On Wed, 22 Nov 2000 mguz@??? wrote:

> Our office domain, call it, has a wide range aliases and we
> have a _Default_ set up that generates a message telling the sender
> that they have emailed an unknown address. However the problem with
> this is that I want to show the sender the address that is wrong,
> incase they mistyped or if it was sent to a batch of addresses.
> If I use the LOCAL-PART env var that only reads as
> _default_@??? whereas I want to display the original intended
> recipient before it was translated to its alias.

From the fact that you use the phrase "env var", I assume you are using
some kind of pipe? There is no environment variable for the original
local part.

However, there is an Exim variable called $original_local_part that
contains this. You could pass it over as part of your pipe command.

Philip Hazel            University of Cambridge Computing Service,
ph10@???      Cambridge, England. Phone: +44 1223 334714.