Virtual Domains or not

Valentin Bud valentin at
Thu Apr 18 04:37:30 EDT 2013

Hello Marc,

Thank you for your answer. I will go with virtual domains and separate 
for now.

On 4/16/13 10:51 AM, Marc Patermann wrote:
> Valentin,
> Valentin Bud schrieb (16.04.2013 08:19 Uhr):
>> I am trying to figure out what would be a "best practice" when one 
>> has a couple
>> of domains on which it receives mail to and from which it sends mail 
>> from.
>> For example I have the following domains:
>> I have a user 'valentin' which has the following E-Mail addresses:
>>      valentin at
>>      valentin at
>> The users are authenticated from OpenLDAP and the mail attribute is 
>> set to
>> valentin at The mailAlternateAddress is set to 
>> valentin at
> Do you know mail is a multi valued attribute and - if there are no 
> external circumstances - you do not need an extra attribute for a 
> second mail address?
>> I plan to use the Lachman LDAP Mail Routing Draft [1] and schema.
>> Should I create in Cyrus IMAP two virtual domains and a 'valentin' 
>> user for each
>> of this domains or would it be better to create a user 'valentin' 
>> where to post
>> the E-Mail messages I receive on both domains?
> This truly depends on what YOU want or need.
> If YOU only need one inbox then go that way.
>> Then the MUAs could be configured with multiple identities and have 
>> only one
>> mailbox.
> For my private mail I do so. I have different domains, but want it in 
> my only inbox.
> So my domains are virtual _in Postfix_ not in IMAPd.
> If you have an object with something like
> mail: valentin at
> mail: valentin at
> mail: foo at
> maildrop: valentin
> Postfix can send mail for all addresses (mail) included in the object 
> to the user valentin (maildrop) in IMAPd. Simple as that.
>> What are the gotchas if I choose to go one way or the other? And do 
>> you think
>> that [1] is 'stable' enough to be used?
>> [1]:
> Dunno.
> Marc
Cheers and Goodwill,

Valentin Bud | valentin at

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