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I found (I'm learning how e-mail works) a .forward file in a user home folder; emails should be forwarded to mailboxes of other users. Email addresses are written in user+folder addressing notation, but instead of a + sign I found - sign; if I would like forward a spam message to Spam folder of a user I would write user+Spam@domain.com, but I found user-Spam@domain.com. The file contains email addresses in form:

This is an email server using Postfix.

user1-folder@domain.com` 
user2-folder@domain.com  
userN-folder@domain.com

Is there any difference?

  • You "found" it? Where? Is this on a mail server? On your personal computer? Can we see the actual file? Please edit your question and add more details, it is very hard to understand as it is. – terdon Sep 8 '14 at 14:31
  • Ok, I edited the message. Sorry for my poor english skills :/ – Kamil Sep 8 '14 at 14:41
  • Thanks for the edit, that's much clearer (and your English is fine, don't worry about it :) ). However, we still need to know what this machine is. It sounds like you are talking about a multi-user system that acts as a mailserver. Is that correct? If so, what mail server are you using? The details of this .forward file will probably depend on it. As far as I know, .forward is a sendmail feature, is that what you're using? – terdon Sep 8 '14 at 14:41
  • Yes, this is an e-mail server using Postfix. – Kamil Sep 8 '14 at 14:48

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