[Dovecot] Fully virtualized w/ postfix?

Ben bench at silentmedia.com
Sat Apr 7 20:26:45 EEST 2007

If you want #1, it seems that you're not really looking to virtualize  
all emails on the system, but rather have fall-through  
virtualization. I don't know if that's possible or not. I *do* know,  
because I have it set up this way, that's it possible to virtualize  
everything, and then, in your database, specifically say what needs  
to get delivered to the local box. I needed to do that for mailman  

Anyway, for postfix, look into the virtual_* config options. For  
dovecot, I'm still running 1.0beta8, which is a few versions behind,  
so I don't know what to look for these days. FWIW, I use passdb sql  
and userdb static.

On Apr 7, 2007, at 9:23 AM, tquidca at gmail.com wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I've poked through the archives and google and have not seen how do  
> do this.
> Is it possible to virtualize ALL emails on a system? That is, I want
> delivery only to e.g. /var/mail/vmail/domain.tld/user/Maildir/, and  
> for
> authentication & userdb to:
> 1) Try /etc/passwd, and if someone is there, automatically append the
> "default" domain, otherwise,
> 2) Authenticate off a mysql db or similar.
> Is this kind of "fallthrough" user lookup and auth. possible with  
> dovecot? I
> assume the delivery can probably be done by just telling postfix to  
> use
> dovecot as the local delivery agent.
> Thanks for your help!
> --JB

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