root mailboxes and aliasing (was: Re: cvt_cyrusdb_all)

Norman Zhang nzhang at
Wed Aug 6 21:26:07 EDT 2003

Simon Matter wrote:

>>>> root should not have a mailbox.
>>> I agree for normal systems.  However, in certain situations it may
>>> be useful to have a 'root' mailbox.  If you have
>>> local_transport = lmtp:unix:/var/lib/imap/socket/lmtp
>>> in /etc/postfix/ to make single instance store work as
>>> expected, the aliases file has no effect and postfix will deliver
>>> syslog messages to root.  One can then grant access to this box for
>>> other users via Cyrus.
>> If you use
>>   mailbox_transport = lmtp:unix:/var/lib/imap/socket/lmtp
>> instead, aliases seem to work fine (so root can be aliased as usual).
>> Does this approach disable single instance store??  We use Postfix
>> 2.0.11-2 RPMs on Red Hat 8.0 here this way.
> That's what I'm normally using too. But I've been told that single
> instance store _only_ works when using local_transport.

May I forward this question to the postfix mailing list?


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