>>>>> "SM" == Saleel Majeed <email@example.com> writes:
SM> I was wondering, is it possible to install it without getting into the
Isn't this in the FAQ? It should be... And it's most certainly in the
The short answer is "No".
The long answer (since I've never seen it here):
This is heavily dependent on the MTA that your provider is running. They
all have hacks that will let something like this work, sort of.
Of course, you have to be root to add aliases unless your provider has made
some special arrangements. So you have to run things out of your account.
With Sendmail, qmail, and probably Exim (since it does everything anyway)
and almost surely others, you could try to use subparts of your address to
do things. If your MTA is Sendmail and your delivery agent is procmail,
you can hang things off of your address like:
and have procmail recipes that direct the subparts to the appropriate
programs. No special setuid stuff should be needed. qmail should have
If anyone has more concrete examples for any MTA/delivery agent, feel free
to share them.