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sbabcock23 01-15-2008 10:03 PM

Starting a Web Hosting Company

I am thinking about starting a web hosting company but I have a couple of questions when it comes to multiple domains.
What is the best way to setup email addresses with different domains. It will probably just be web based email access or imap/pop.
For example if I have:

I know in the past that the email address is associated to a user (sales for example) but since there could be multiple sales@etc is there a way to create a address with a inbox etc but not have a linux account associated to it. Any suggestions on the best way to handle multiple domains.


ganesh.rao 01-15-2008 10:10 PM

You mean forwarding?

sales@domain -> your@hotmail/gmail/

Check your /etc/aliases

There is also something called 'catch-all'; look into it if you like :)


Angel2953 01-16-2008 01:19 AM

Virtual users in DB, here you have solution (it's on Debian, but i'm sure it can be ported on any linux/bsd system) based on database (users and domains) and /home/vmail as a root mail directory. You don't have to have a system account to own an email and it can be like you want same name in different domains ( , since login is your full email address.

sbabcock23 01-16-2008 08:40 AM

Thanks Angel, this is kinda what i am looking for. I will let you know how it goes.

Angel2953 01-16-2008 08:54 AM

there is small problem cause you have to go to dovecot manual and find section about quota... maybe if i'll have some time i'm gonna write small howto about it...

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