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"mail" system account

vk6ad

"mail" system account
« on: May 12, 2004, 01:18:23 PM »
Hi all
Background:
Before I changed over to e-smith a few years ago I was using the email address "mail@<mydomain>". After changing to e-smith I realised that the "mail" user was a bit special and I had to do a fiddle in /home/e-smith/.qmail to get my mail forwarded to my own address. Only problem now is that all mail addressed to non-existant users is also forwarded according to .qmail. I'd therefore like to delete the "mail" account and then set it up as a regular user account or alias.

Question:
Is it safe or even possible to delete the "mail" system account?

Thanks
Phil Maley
Perth Australia

Anonymous

"mail" system account
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2004, 01:37:50 PM »
Perhaps this might help to reject the non existant user mail.

http://mirror.contribs.org/smeserver/contribs/dmay/mitel/contrib/Mailrules/SME5.6/

Born Perth - Bred Kalgoorlie.

vk6ad

Mailrules
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2004, 03:11:52 PM »
Hi
Thanks for that. I downloaded and installed the rpm and it works well - except it now also blocks messages addressed to "mail". I need to receive those ones because some of my contacts persist in using the old email address.
But on the positive side, I should now get a lot less junk mail.
Regards
Phil Maley
Perth

vk6ad

"mail" system account
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2004, 03:23:03 PM »
I just got the brain into gear and added a rult to accept mail to "mail@<domain>" and all is well. I still need to fudge the .qmail file in /home/e-smith but I can live with that.

Regards
Phil Maley