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Old 07-23-2003, 05:05 AM   #1
graemedocherty
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Hi

Can someone just clarify this for me, or at least point me in the right direction.

Learning Linux admin by hands-on approach, and have got Apache/Sendmail working no problem with virtual hosts (i.e. multiple domains on one box).

Only question remaining is with regards to Sendmail, and multiple email addresses at a single domain.

i.e.bob@domain.com
bob2@domain.com

If these two users have Linux user accounts (bob & bob2), I can get mail sent to these two different users, and was wondering if this was the way that multiple accounts had to be handled?

In other words, if I set up a new domain to hotst a website, and want to have multiple email addresses at that domain using POP for retrieval for each, do I also have to create a unique Linux user on the box simply to handle the mail accounts?


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Old 07-26-2003, 06:24 AM   #2
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Not necessarily, but you can...

Virtual Users and Virtual Hosts can be confusing, and gets even more confusing when you throw in something like Sendmail (I highly recommend looking at Postfix as an alternative, much easier to configure, much more versatile, and considered to be more secure out of the box). Let me point you to a few Virtual User Virtual Mail Virtual Host how-tos:
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/VMailMgr-HOWTO.html (for Qmail..)
http://high5.net/howto/ (most of these are Postfix involved along with MySQL) http://kirb.insanegenius.net/postfix.html http://www.marlow.dk/postfix/ http://www.vriesman.tk/

Anyway, since most of those are Postfix specific, or rather, oriented, you can see which way I'm trying to lean you towards

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Old 07-26-2003, 12:00 PM   #3
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Many thanks for that!
 
Old 07-26-2003, 12:16 PM   #4
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You're welcome, I hope it works out for ya

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