Defining a mail rename record for a user

Use the following procedure to define a mail rename record.

  1. Edit the /usr/local/domain/ file on your domain name server.
  2. Add a Mail Rename (MR) record for each alias.
    For example, if a user sam has an alias sammy, the Mail Rename record is:
    sammy IN MR sam

    This record causes all mail addressed to sammy to be delivered to sam. Each MR record should be entered on a line by itself.

  3. The serial number in the SOA Resource Record must be incremented, because the database has been modified.
  4. Refresh the name server database by typing the refresh -s named command.
  5. Type the refresh -s sendmail command to make the changes take effect.