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Old 05-22-2006, 01:12 AM   #1
amfony
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How to create users to POSTFIX/Courier POP3


Hello,

I am still anthony and still a newbie for thoes who may have read my other post, i am laerning fast though.

I setup my debian server with the following setup.

http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect_setup_debian_sarge

All went well i think.

Instead of internet domains, i filled in my local domain as i want to make this postfix a local serving email server.

I want to now connect my outlook 2003 clients to the debian server.

My problems are now with creating NEW users to connect to the debian box, IE create a new user named john smith on the system(username jsmith), have him have a mailbox(or maildir) created in his home directory, and have emails sent to john.smith@mylocaldnsdomain.local go to his email store. Which i can then log in with outlook 2003 with a pop3/smtp account, username jsmith, password smithJOHN123.

The creating new users, creating new users on postfix, creating new users on courier, passwords for the 3 systems, and maildirectorys in home directorys is the problem that i have now.

And the succesful logon with outlook 2003.

Can anyone help me? I am so close to getting this thing to work, and when it does i can be free of my exchange server and costs!

Please help.

Thanks anthony.
 
Old 05-22-2006, 08:35 AM   #2
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HI Anthony,

We have one postfix mail server that I have to mess with occasionally. I didn't install it, so I am not positive that the following is default behavior, but here is how it works for us:

1. Create a normal *nix user account and set the desired password. In your example,

Code:
#useradd jsmith
#passwd jsmith
2. Add the user and corressponding email address in the mapping file. Edit this file (on our box it is /etc/postfix/virtual ) and add the following line:

john.smith@mylocaldnsdomain.local jsmith

Save and exit.

3. Process the mapping file so that the new information is added to the postfix database file.

Code:
#postmap /etc/postfix/virtual
Hopefully that will work for you as well. I'll be interested in knowing the outcome. Good luck.

Last edited by zaichik; 05-22-2006 at 08:38 AM.
 
Old 05-22-2006, 05:29 PM   #3
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this didnt work for me , i dont host any virtual domains, therefore the postmap /etc/postfix/virtual doesnt exist.

Thanks for your help though, not many seem to be keen or able to troubleshoot postfix issues. Perhaps i am over my head!

I am still at a loss though. Thanks anyway, perhaps i should buy a postfix book instead haha
 
Old 05-23-2006, 08:22 AM   #4
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Hi Anthony,

Have you looked this over?

http://www.postfix.org/STANDARD_CONF...#local_network

I know that it doesn't address specifically how to add users, but I am pretty sure that, like sendmail out of the box, it will just use standard *nix users.
 
Old 05-23-2006, 09:38 AM   #5
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I simply use adduser to add users to my postfix / Courier system.. I did not use the exact same setup described there, but nothing jumps out at me saying yours should be any differnet..

adduser --shell /sbin/nologin testusr2
(/sbin/nologin means the user cannot login locally to the server, mail users have no need to ever login to the mail server )

What happens when you try to log into the pop server through telnet ?
Quote:
itg-debian:~# telnet 192.168.0.205 110
Trying 192.168.0.205...
Connected to 192.168.0.205.
Escape character is '^]'.
+OK Hello there.
user someusername
+OK Password required.
pass somepassword
+OK logged in.
quit
+OK Bye-bye.
Connection closed by foreign host
 
  


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