Re: [Nolug] Email passwords are.. special?

From: Mark A. Hershberger <>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 14:34:20 -0500
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Petri Laihonen <> writes:

> Now that the potential problem has been identified...

I think you're dealing with a non-issue, but you have a couple of

Postfix+courier-imap can be configured to get their user information
from a separate source like mysql.

There are a few HOWTOs out there:

You can find the others by googling for "postfix courier imap mysql"
like I just did.

I've used the above config for a couple of clients.

You could use LDAP to set up multiple users and have them authenticate
off of that. Properly configured (probably not what you want, since
it takes a bit of customization) you can have your shell users and
your mail-only users authenticating off of the same LDAP database
across multiple services on multiple machines across an entire
network. And you can force them to maintain separate email/login

I've done something similar to that, but it takes a lot more work than
the postfix/courier/mysql setup above.

There are other options (like the cyrus mail server), but this should
get you started.

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