Virtual Domains Email: How do you do it?
Haim Dimermanas writes:
> Hi all,
> I need to do email hosting for a large number of domains. My solution
> consists in Postfix for the MTA, Cyrus for the LDA and IMP for the MUA.
> Emails have to be accessible by POP as well.
> After some research, I came to the conclusion that each individual needed
> to have an account under Cyrus as a local user. Let me explain. Let's say I
> host email for email@example.com. The string "firstname.lastname@example.org" is not a
> valid Cyrus username (mailbox in fact but you see my point). A translation
> needs to takes place.
> I decided to replace the '@' by '~' and the '.' by '-'. This is where I
> want some input. In my case, email@example.com becomes the user
> So in postfix virtual table I have
> firstname.lastname@example.org john~example-com
> This way, all mail for email@example.com is accepted and redirected to the
> local (cyrus) user john~example-com.
> I want to know how you guys do it. Is doing a simple s/\@/~/ and s/\./-/ a
> good scalable way to work? I wonder.
> Now my next question is: if you can't have firstname.lastname@example.org as the
> username, how do you manage to get the user to log on using his email
> address instead of an ugly john~example-com?
> To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to email@example.com
> with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have many many domains use LDAP for authentication and account
If not just asign a unique username to each mail a use the classic
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