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 regular postfix-style virtual domains and local users
Author: Jim Trigg 
Date:   27-05-03 20:25

You say in this article that "Local user names are not visible in a regular postfix-style virtual domain." This is only true if every domain for which you accept mail is configured as a virtual domain. If, for example, you have a "base" domain which does not have a virtual table, then its users will be the local users. Generally speaking, most people will not configure a virtual domain for the FQDN, so if your system is foo.example.com and you have virtual domains for example.com and example.net as follows:
example.com DOMAIN
dan@example.com dan-com
example.net DOMAIN
dan@example.net dan-net

then the addresses dan-com@foo.example.com and dan-net@foo.example.com would work, delivering email to the mailboxes for dan@example.com and dan@example.net respectively.

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 Re: regular postfix-style virtual domains and local users
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   28-05-03 18:23

Jim Trigg wrote:
>
> if your system is foo.example.com and you have virtual
> domains for example.com and example.net as follows:
> example.com DOMAIN
> dan@example.com dan-com
> example.net DOMAIN
> dan@example.net dan-net
>
> then the addresses dan-com@foo.example.com and
> dan-net@foo.example.com would work, delivering email to the
> mailboxes for dan@example.com and dan@example.net
> respectively.

dan@example.com mail will be delivered locally to dan-com.
dan@example.net mail will be delivered locally to dan-net.

Yes, mail for dan-com@foo.example.com will be delivered to dan-com. That has nothing to do with the virtual domains.

I don't actually know what I meant by "Local user names are not visible in a regular postfix- style virtual domain."

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 Re: regular postfix-style virtual domains and local users
Author: brian 
Date:   12-06-03 03:52

<i>
I don't actually know what I meant by "Local user names are not visible in a regular postfix- style virtual domain."</i>

maybe you meant 'virtual mailbox' which is a different namespace.

i just successfully got virtual mailboxes working, which was a bit of a royal pain, but now i can't get IMAP to work. i've been using ( or trying to use ) UW-IMAP, but apparently from reading the docs it only supports local users, and i would like to just deal with 'virtual' users -- just mailbox logins, basically.

any suggestions?

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 Re: regular postfix-style virtual domains and local users
Author: Jim Trigg 
Date:   19-06-03 20:48

I just realized what you meant. You meant exactly what you said -- local user names (such as dan-com and dan-net) will not be visible as email addresses in domains that are configured as postfix-style virtual domains (such as example.com and example.net). So the only working address @example.com is dan@example.com (delivering to dan-com) and the only working address @example.net is dan@example.net (delivering to dan-net). The information I provided is accurate, but so is the information you provided.

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 Re: regular postfix-style virtual domains and local users
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   20-06-03 03:06

Thanks. Your explanation of what I said sounds familiar.

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 Re: regular postfix-style virtual domains and local users
Author: wtp 
Date:   29-07-03 09:50

Hello,

Yes, I suggest you to forget about imap-uw and recognize courier-imap. Or (i've heard) the best is cyrus-imap :-))).

OK, so these imap server are what are you looking for.

Greetings from Poland
wtp

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