Question about sendmail aliases and crontab for fetchmail

I created a rt3 user in my RHEL5 box for rt.

It has a crontab like this:

          • /usr/bin/fetchmail -f /home/rt3/.fetchmailrc -a -m
            “/etc/smrsh/rt-mailgate --queue UnAssigned --action correspond --url
            http://10.98.5.253/rt3” > /dev/null

The .fetcmail has:

set logfile=/opt/rt3/var/fetchmail

poll exmail.protus.org proto pop3:

#username otrs password ****** mda
“/etc/smrsh/rt-mailgate --url http://10.98.5.253/rt3 --queue General
–action correspond”

#username otrs-ns password ****** mda
“/etc/smrsh/rt-mailgate --url http://10.98.5.253/rt3 --queue General
–action comment”

username nssupport password ****** mda
“/etc/smrsh/rt-mailgate --url http://10.98.5.253/rt3 --queue UnAssigned
–action correspond”

username nssupport-comment password ****** mda
“/etc/smrsh/rt-mailgate --url http://10.98.5.253/rt3 --queue UnAssigned
–action comment”

Since I use a crontab to fetch the emails from a POP box, can I delete
the string in the sendmail aliases file? Or is it needed…

The way I look at it, the cron fetches the emails and drops them in the
UnAssigned queue… So the Aliases is irrelevant in this case right?

And what is the use of a -comment email address… what does it do?

Thanks.

Nelson Pereira
Senior Network Administrator

Protus IP Solutions Inc.
npereira@protus.com
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