>I would like to allow the period '.' in email addresses. For example,
>If my DNS entry is IN MX 10 mail.some.domain.com then
>a user called william.wong of the host mail.some.domain.com. However,
>I could not create an user account with '.' as a legal character. So can
>be mapped to an account, say wwong, in mail.some.domain.com? Or any other
>way to do that?
As has already been pointed out, aliases is the way to do this.
Quote:> How about the relay configuration to support this?
There is none needed, since no relaying is taking place - the mail is
delivered locally. You'd typically add the domain name (some.domain.com)
to /etc/mail/local-host-names (or it could be /etc/sendmail.cw, depends
on your version of sendmail which unless you've installed a different/
newer version depends on your version of FreeBSD) to have it recognized
as "local", but this has nothing to do with the period-in-username