Dealing with usernames

Patrick Nelson pnelson at
Thu May 15 12:16:46 EDT 2003

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
> > mailboxes.
> You can:
> * change cyrus hierarchy separator from "." to another char e.g. "/"
> OR
> * use MTA to convert addresses of incoming mail (sendmail: aliases or 
> virtusertable). User will have to use "dot less" user name for accessing cyrus 
> mailboxes.

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

  cm user.joe.dude  or cm user/joe.dude

because both seem to work.

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