Dealing with usernames

Ken Murchison ken at
Thu May 15 12:44:11 EDT 2003

Patrick Nelson wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-05-15 at 03:26, Andrzej Filip wrote:
>>Patrick Nelson wrote:
>>>How do you deal with usernames like:
>>> fred.dude or bj.dude
>>>Most of our users have this type username and I cant seem to add their
>>You can:
>>* change cyrus hierarchy separator from "." to another char e.g. "/"
>>* use MTA to convert addresses of incoming mail (sendmail: aliases or 
>>virtusertable). User will have to use "dot less" user name for accessing cyrus 
> Gosh sometimes at night I can be so vaque...  I had found this in the
> FAQ and changed it in the imapd.conf, however, I had not restarted the
> service.  So I thought it didn't work...
> Seems to be working now, but how do I specify the mailbox creation with
> cyradm?
>   cm user.joe.dude  or cm user/joe.dude

The latter.

> because both seem to work.

They will both work, but the former is a public mailbox called 
user.joe.dude and the latter is joe.dude's INBOX.

Kenneth Murchison     Oceana Matrix Ltd.
Software Engineer     21 Princeton Place
716-662-8973 x26      Orchard Park, NY 14127
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