[Dovecot] Dovecot as LDA with Postfix and virtual users

Christian Benke benkokakao at gmail.com
Sun Mar 17 23:38:14 EET 2013

>> > Perhaps you'd be better off without the virtual mailboxes anyway?
>> Perhaps, and that's where i actually started from. Virtual users
>> are an attractive feature tough and as it didn't seem too
>> intimidating, i thought i could give it a try. 6 hours later, i
>> was wiser.
> Virtual mailboxes have their place, indeed, but more so for large
> numbers of domains and users. For a small-timer (as it sounds like
> you are), I wouldn't say they're attractive. Increased complexity,
> decreased functionality, [usually] security tradeoffs. (System users
> who own all and ONLY their own mail are not going to endanger others'
> mail. Virtual mailboxes typically are owned by a shared UID+GID, and
> a compromise of that UID or GID could threaten all mail.)

Rob, thank you for your comments! I'll just stay with system users
then, i only need a few accounts as you guessed correctly. Virtual
users appeared nice due to the separation from the system. But
probably not worth the effort, as you argumented.


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