[Dovecot] best choice of user database file to work with postfix?
alexander at socotherm-africa.com
Wed Apr 21 17:55:45 EEST 2010
Set up the users in /etc/dovecot/passwd for Dovecot authentication and /etc/postfix/vmailbox for postfix users. Not possible to use one file for two of them because the formats are markedly different.
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From: "Phil Howard" <ttiphil at gmail.com>
To: <dovecot at dovecot.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 3:32 PM
Subject: [Dovecot] best choice of user database file to work with postfix?
> I'm setting up a Postfix and Dovecot combination. What I want to do is have
> a user database that (1) is not running from some engine (so not LDAP or SQL
> or such) ... and (2) is completely disassociated from system users (e.g.
> most email users are not in /etc/passwd and most /etc/passwd users are not
> email users). Ideal would be a one-file solution, which can be managed by
> text editing or simple command line tools. But what I want is ONE file that
> both Postfix (for valid recipients) and Dovecot (for user login
> authentication) can use together. An alternative is some way to get Postfix
> to go through Dovecot to query for users (at the time of mail arriving on
> SMTP so it doesn't queue anything that would later be rejected). This is a
> smallish setup on one server, with probably a max of 50 to 100 users and 50
> or so role account mailboxes over the next year or two. Any
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