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Old 09-12-2005, 06:13 PM   #1
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email adress with a period

anyone know how to make an email adress with a period? like

I'm using exim and debian woody. Normally i just create a new user in debian and it automaticaly makes an email adress, but creating a user with a period like firstname.lastname doesn't work.

Don't know if you need any more info, but just ask for it and I'll post it.
Old 09-12-2005, 06:22 PM   #2
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Yea, I don't think it's legal to have unix usernames with a period. What you can do is set up virtual usernames in exim and have it forward the mail to a valid unix account on your machine.



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