.qmail files with a dot in the username do not work

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  1. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Hello,

    Are you having a problem with the .qmail file for a username with a dot in it?

    For example, a .qmail-bob.jones, for the user bob.jones@your-domain.com.

    The problem is that you need to use a : in the .qmail filename.

    The correct name for the .qmail file in the file system is .qmail-bob:jones
     


  2. alanhuyle

    alanhuyle New Email

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    Hi Raymond,

    How do you generate .qmail file, or "you create it by yourself?"
    If .qmail file doesn't not exist, then qmail-send will use it default to deliver the email.
    what is default protocol?
    If I want to use procmail and not dot-forward, what do I do?

    Thanks,

    Alan
     

  3. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Hi Alan.

    It depends on how you are managing your qmail system.

    Technically the .qmail-default file would be processed next if the .qmail for a user does not exist.

    You can create the files manually on small systems, on larger systems some application for managing virtual domains are VMailMgr, vpopmail, and Qmail-LDAP.

    And then, from http://cr.yp.to/qmail/faq/incominguser.html :

    Please let us know if you have any other questions! :welcome:
     

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