Q0038

Nigel Metheringham edited this page Nov 29, 2012 · 2 revisions
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Q0038

Question

What does the error message error in forward file (filtering not enabled): missing or malformed local part mean?

Answer

If you are trying to use an Exim filter, you have forgotten to enable the facility, which is disabled by default. In the redirect router (in the Exim run time configuration file) you need to set

allow_filter = true

to allow a .forward file to be used as an Exim filter. If you are not trying to use an Exim filter, then you have put a malformed address in the .forward file.