Can Cyrus deliver to a default mailbox?
Hagedorn at uni-koeln.de
Tue Mar 25 05:13:19 EDT 2008
--On 25. März 2008 06:26:32 +0000 "J.J. Day" <day1234 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> sendmail output from the sending system looks like:
> >>> RCPT To:<baduser at mail.domain.int>
> >>> DATA
> 250 2.1.5 <baduser at mail.domain.int>... 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
Yes. In fact there are several ways. We're using sendmail's virtusertable
feature. You need an entry for each user. We've added the following entry:
@uni-koeln.de error:5.1.1:550 User unknown
So all addresses not explicitly listed will be handled as errors. You could
just as well redirect all mail to unknown users to a specific catch-all
Another approach is this one:
Take your pick ...
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