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Old 03-06-2004, 02:05 AM   #1
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Is there another alternative for QMAIL?

I have set up Qmail as a local mail server on my linux server and got it working. It was a pain though. Every time I wanted to add a new e-mail client I would have to set up a new user, set the permissions, and then set the password. After that I would have to create a Maildir for each user.

I guess what I am trying to ask is:
Is there a way to automate this process by letting a user activate and/or create a new account that sets the permission


Do I need to use postfix or sendmail as my mail server?
Old 03-06-2004, 09:20 AM   #2
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I'm not sure what you are asking here, but of course it can be automated. Are you setting up mail accounts with or without associated user accounts? There is a lot of excellent documentation on the qmail site
Old 03-06-2004, 10:53 AM   #3
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Re: Is there another alternative for QMAIL?

Do I need to use postfix or sendmail as my mail server?
Well, you could. But if the amount of work you need to set up the user (which, doesn't sound all that much to me) is what you're trying to escape, then neither of those packages will get you there. You still have to create users for both; either actual user accounts (with home directories and all that) where people can log in to check their mail or an IMAP mailbox. In both cases you're stuck doing a little bit of manual labor getting the user set up. Similar to what you have to do now. Creative scripting can help reduce that down to a single comannd that you need to run. There may be something out on SourceForge or the sites hosting those packages that's done this scripting already and it'd be worth taking a look there.

Hope this helps a bit.
Good luck...
Old 03-06-2004, 03:20 PM   #4
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I will continue to use QMAIL and will look at SourceForge for any helpfull items. It just gets anoying adding a new user, setting up their home directory, telling qmail to add that user as a mail user, and then setting up a Maildirectory for each user.

Your links and replies are very resourcefull and I thank you for taking your time and helping me.


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