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mxc 2nd June 2006 08:20

How to setup mail to conform to expected behaviour?
Hi all,

How does one setup the mail server in ispconfig so that people using a mail client can enter the following to get their mail:

password:secret password
incoming mail server: mail.customerdomain

I can do the last by creating a c-name record to www.<customerdomain> and then entering that as the mx record for the dns entry. How do I do the rest? Currently I can use the email address as the userid for the web mail login but when I try and use it for a mail client such as thunderbird or fetchmail I get authentication errors. Otherwise I have to enter username like web2_username.

This is especially important as I want to migrate users to the new ispconfig server. I want to cause as little diruption to them as possible. Getting them to change their email account setting will be a nightmare. Trying to explain that you use different login details for web based mail as opposed to the email client is a problem. Not to mention people forgetting their web2_username login details


till 2nd June 2006 10:58

Email usernames can never contain an @ sign in ISPConfig, because linux does not allow @ signs in system usernames.

mxc 11th June 2006 07:35

I suppose one could configure the pop server to use a database table to do lookups instead of /etc/password. The it should be possible?

falko 11th June 2006 13:59

If you want to re-program your POP server, then yes.

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