root mailboxes and aliasing (was: Re: cvt_cyrusdb_all)

Jonathan Marsden jonathan at XC.Org
Wed Aug 6 16:53:06 EDT 2003

On 6 Aug 2003, Simon Matter writes:

>> 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.

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