Go Back   HowtoForge Forums | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials > Linux Forums > Server Operation

Do you like HowtoForge? Please consider supporting us by becoming a subscriber.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12th February 2009, 03:26
meomike2000 meomike2000 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 39
Thanks: 14
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question help..... add users to mail system

i have followed the directions to install a email server via the perfect server ubuntu 8.04 hardy server edition. i will not be installing ispconf. i am usinig squirrelmail as a user front.

1. i have an account with my username and password that i log onto the server with.......

2. i can send and recieve mail, checked with my yahoo account.

3. how can i add more users. this is on a lamp server.

4. should i use a database to store them, if so how do i set it up to let me.....

5. or is there another way and if so how......

6. this is my first mail server.....

thanks in advance,

mike.........
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 12th February 2009, 09:23
thavaht thavaht is offline
HowtoForge Supporter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Maputo - Mozambique
Posts: 53
Thanks: 7
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

On command line log as root and enter following:
Code:
mail:~# adduser –m someuser
This will create a system user and his home directory.

And you probably will also type
Code:
mail:~# passwd someuser
to give someuser initial password.

Rgds,
thavaht
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to thavaht For This Useful Post:
meomike2000 (12th February 2009)
  #3  
Old 12th February 2009, 17:33
meomike2000 meomike2000 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 39
Thanks: 14
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question is that way better

so i would just add more users to my machine,
is that way better than using a database with virtual users.
if so can you please tell me why....

thanks mike...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 13th February 2009, 10:24
thavaht thavaht is offline
HowtoForge Supporter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Maputo - Mozambique
Posts: 53
Thanks: 7
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

As I see, your setup is for system users. This is good if you are not going to deal with big number of users.
You can also try a setup for virtual users and domains. There are many related Howtos on this site.

About the advantages, see what Falko says in one of his howtos:

Quote:
The advantage of such a "virtual" setup (virtual users and domains in a MySQL database) is that it is far more performant than a setup that is based on "real" system users. With this virtual setup your mail server can handle thousands of domains and users. Besides, it is easier to administrate because you only have to deal with the MySQL database when you add new users/domains or edit existing ones….
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to thavaht For This Useful Post:
meomike2000 (13th February 2009)
  #5  
Old 13th February 2009, 22:00
meomike2000 meomike2000 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 39
Thanks: 14
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default thanks for the insite

thank you for your helpful information. not really sure how many users i will actually have, so i think virtual will be the way to go.....

mike..
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
mail server, squirrelmail

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mail server using Postfix, Dovecot, Mysql... Postfix virtual maps doesn't work?? tarasbuljba HOWTO-Related Questions 33 28th May 2010 14:33
ISPConfig 3.0.0.8 RC1 released till General 92 22nd February 2010 09:52
just the last step...and it works. Postfix...need help config. ubuntusr Installation/Configuration 1 5th January 2009 09:50
Handling of mail addresses / mail users TomC Feature Requests 4 18th March 2008 15:44
Can not recieve mail with de virtual mail adress Mounir Installation/Configuration 9 24th July 2006 23:16


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 08:16.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.