Can Cyrus deliver to a default mailbox?

J.J. Day day1234 at
Tue Mar 25 02:26:32 EDT 2008

I am using Cyrus Imap 2.3 with Sendmail 8.14. I am new to both programs so I may not be interpreting the results correctly. But it appears that all mail to the system is received by sendmaiil as if the recipient is valid regardless of whether or not a user & mailbox exists in Cyrus. The sendmail output from the sending system looks like:

    >>> RCPT To:<baduser at>

    >>> DATA
    250 2.1.5 <baduser at>... Recipient okThe message ends up queued for delivery and a non delivery message is generated after the retry period expires.

All mail to unknown users needs to be delivered to a "catchall" mailbox. Currently sendmail 
has a define for LUSER_RELAY and the imapd.conf file has an entry of soft_nouath: 0.

So, I have two questions (I think either one will solve the problem)
1 - can Cyrus accept and deliver all messages to a default mailbox if the user / mailbox doesn't exist?
2 - Is there a way for Cyrus to tell sendmail that the user doesn't exist? 

Thanks in advance for any help.


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