Can't send emails to user+shared.... mailbox
ken at oceana.com
Mon Dec 6 16:48:56 EST 2004
Torsten E. wrote:
> Ken Murchison schrieb:
>> Torsten E. wrote:
>>> Good morning list,
>>> some weeks ago I sent an question regarding this problem, and now
>>> I'll try it again.
>>> Subject is:
>>> can't send emails eg. to user+share.lists.cyrus-imap at domain.tld, or
>>> resp. user+shared.share.lists.cyrus-imap at domain.tld anymore, with
>>> installed cyrus-imap 2.2.9 & 2.2.10.
>>> Emails can be send to user+test at domain.tld.
>>> (Above is an example - no email could be send to any subscribed
>>> shared-folder (mailboxes with prefix "share").)
>> You have two problems:
> Ups ...
>> 1. the altnamespace prefixes are only used for presentation to IMAP
>> clients, they are not used for mail delivery. mail delivery bascially
>> uses the admin's view of the mailstore
> Aaahhhh ... ok.
> But as it worked in the past I always used it - I guess I basically
> misunderstood the description of it ...
>> 2. you have postuser set to 'cyrus', so anything that you want to sent
>> to a shared mailbox must be sent to this "user"
>> so, try sending to cyrus+<mailbox>, e.g.:
>> cyrus+share.lists.cyrus-imap at domain.tld
> That works pretty fine!
> I just created an new account called mailsystem, set 'postuser =
> mailsystem', and changed my fetchmail scripts to:
> 'is mailsystem+share.lists...'
You don't have to create the 'mailsystem' user, as it doesn't need to
correspond to an actual user. In fact if you don't set 'postuser' the
post address is just +<mailbox>
> And now I have two more questions:
> a) is it possible to auto-subscribe to all lists with prefix 'share.',
> so I don't have to logon to that mailbox to do the subscription manually?
There is an autocreate/autosubscribe patch which has been discussed
elsewhere on the list.
> b) why did the way I explained work in the past? (I'm not kidding!)
I have know idea. It was never *designed* to work that way.
Kenneth Murchison Oceana Matrix Ltd.
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