Using aliases to forward incoming mail on Ubuntu

I only need to do this every couple years when I renew an SSL certificate and they want to verify domain ownership by sending to some non-standard address like So, here's how: Edit the virtual alias file:
        (sudo) vi /etc/postfix/virtual
Add your alias and the address(es) it forwards to:,
Reload the postfix virtual table:
        postmap /etc/postfix/virtual
Also make sure you have following line in /etc/postfix/ file:
        virtual_alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/virtual
If you didn't have that and you just added it, reload all of postfix:
        service postfix reload

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