Different mailbox and login names

Jeff jlar310 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 25 13:02:34 EDT 2008

On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 9:03 AM, Björn Keil <schattenkeil at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am pretty new to Cyrus and got some problems with it.
> I am trying to set up a Cyrus IMAP Server on a Debian Linux (Etch) System.
> The system is running an Exim 4 Mailserver.
> The problem is that I need the usernames that the users give when they log
> in to be different from the names of their mailboxes.  For example if the
> user "bjoern" logs in, his INBOX shall be user.keil.
> The only thing that I found that may help in that direction was an article
> in the SASL documentation about the difference between authorization ID and
> authentication ID. However, I didn't find anything in the IMAP server
> documentation how to use that differentiation - and so - by default - it
> seems to be the same.
> As authentication mechanism I use the sasldb auxprop plugin, with a database
> under /etc/sasldb, as it was preinstalled and seemed to be the simplest and
> best way for the scale I intend (an IMAP server for 10 users or so).

Even if you could do that, what is the justification? I think it would
lead to great confusion for admins. Isn't this something that would be
better handled at the MTA level with aliases?


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