Different mailbox and login names

Björn Keil schattenkeil at googlemail.com
Fri Sep 26 05:07:46 EDT 2008

Ah... yes...
I changed the /etc/aliases file to redirect to the boxes I wanted, added a
new router to the exim confiugration to accept local mail for those
addresses and created mailboxes in cyrus for those users (and still reject
mail for unknown users).

Sometimes the solution is just too obvious.

2008/9/25 Jeff <jlar310 at gmail.com>

> 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?
> --
> Jeff
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