Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.3 Administration Guide

12.6.4 Disabling Rewriting of Explicit Routing Addresses

Keywords: routelocal

The routelocal channel keyword causes the MTA, when rewriting an address to the channel, to attempt to “short circuit” any explicit routing in the address. Explicitly routed addresses (using !, %, or @ characters) are simplified.

Use of this keyword on “internal” channels, such as internal TCP/IP channels, can allow simpler configuration of SMTP relay blocking.

Note that this keyword should not be used on channels that may require explicit % or other routing.