mailboxname an cyrus 2.1.13

Ken Murchison ken at
Thu Aug 26 08:33:11 EDT 2004

Jan Brand (Postmaster) wrote:
> hi all,
> first of all, sorry for my bad english. i hope you can understand what i
> mean.
> i use cyrus since one year. all works fine. now i have to migrate 500
> mailboxes. the usernames are still in use and should not be changed. bat the
> names are the problem. all of them are like 24025. i can setup the mailbox,
> i can deliver the mails. but i cant set any acl for a mailbox.
> for example:
> cyradm localhost --> OK
> cm user.24025 --> OK
> sam user.24025 lrswipdca --> usage: setaclmailbox mailbox id rights [id
> rights ...]
> a other problem is that no user with the name 24025 can do a login
> (badlogin: cyrus.mailserver.tld[] plaintext 24025 invalid
> user)
> what's to do. please dont answer "change the username".

Unfortunately, that is the answer.  Cyrus doesn't support all-numeric 
userids.  You could try applying the patch attached to bug #2447.

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