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Old 06-01-2009, 08:02 PM   #1
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how to add new email account to sendmail/postfix


Newb question:

How do you add a new email account using sendmail or postfix? its my understanding that you just add a regular user account but is there any sendmail/postfix configuration that needs to be done?

Thanks guyz
 
Old 06-01-2009, 08:16 PM   #2
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Try it, see what happens
 
Old 06-01-2009, 08:30 PM   #3
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If you use maildir style delivery, you may need to create the maildir directory structure with maildirmake
 
Old 06-01-2009, 11:39 PM   #4
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Sorry guyz,
I'm kinda newb so I'm not sure what to do or test once I create a user. CAn you guy point me in the right direction? Thanks again.
 
Old 06-01-2009, 11:44 PM   #5
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You shouldn't have to do anything - send them an email.
 
Old 06-02-2009, 01:30 AM   #6
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Ok, sorry for such a newb question.
 
Old 06-02-2009, 01:32 AM   #7
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That's fine. Did it work?
 
Old 06-02-2009, 07:24 AM   #8
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note: if you are using maildir for email, then you should have run maildirmake against /etc/skel as root, so every time you add a new user their Maildir is automatically created.
 
  


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