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[tlug] Email forwarding

Hi folks!

Long time lurker, first time (in a long time) poster. ;)

I have a query that the Googles and Ducks Duck Go of the world haven't been able to answer, but I have faith that the TLUG hive mind will be much more effective.

How in the world does email forwarding work? I recently pointed my domain MX records away from a friend's mailserver and onto my own ramshackle setup, [1] which forwards my email to a Gmail address. However, in order to deliver mail to my Gmail address, I have to change the sender address to the target Gmail address (which makes sense from a spam prevention point of view). What I'd like to do instead is do mailserver-to-mailserver forwarding so that I can preserve the original sender address, but I haven't yet figured out how to do that.

I've come across things like SRS, which seems to be part of the puzzle, but I'm still missing a few pieces down the back of the sofa or something, and can't assemble the whole thing.

Would anyone be so kind as to point me in the right direction?


[1] AWS Simple Email Service writing to an S3 bucket and a Lambda function that picks up the mail and sends it on using SMTP to

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