[svlug] cyrus delivery question (mailbox doesn't exist)
nate at wired.com
Sat Oct 27 11:56:01 PDT 2001
On Sat, Oct 27, 2001 at 11:26:45AM -0700, Erik Steffl wrote:
> generally the mail seems to be delivered but there's a problem: when
> the mailbox does not exist, the mail is not delivered.
> I mean in traditional unix mail spool the inbox for each user is
> automatically created. When using cyrus deliver it looks like the email
> just sits somewhere, not being delivered, at least that's what I think
> the messages below say.
You need to use cyradm (I think the command it, it's been a while) to
create mailboxes. I actually used the perl imap module to create them,
it allowed fine grained permission control and quote management at mailbox
creation time. You can do it all with cyradm but it's easier to script
it in perl once and get it right every time after that.
> is it possible to make cyrus send undeliverable mails to some account?
> postmaster or something like that? Or what's the standard way to deal
> with these?
Once postfix can't deliver it for long enough, depending on your postfix
settings it'll deliver to your postmaster account.
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