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Hi I am using exim mail server for my cpanel. And I want to create an email account from the backend ( via ssh ) without using cPanel addpop script ...
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- 04-05-2009 #1
How to create an email account from the backend?
I am using exim mail server for my cpanel. And I want to create an email account from the backend ( via ssh ) without using cPanel addpop script or any other scripts.
I want to create it manually.
I want to create everything for the mail user manually from the console. And want it to display in my cpanel also .
Help me regarding this ..?
- 04-06-2009 #2
Here is the solution
Create an Webmail user via ssh
You need to do the following:
1. Add an entry for the new account to the /home/USER/etc/DOMAIN/passwd file.
2. Add the password for the new account to the /home/USER/etc/DOMAIN/shadow file using standard Unix "crypt" encryption.
Note I just Copied the existing encrypted password of the user to new user email@example.com
3. If you want a quota for the account, add an entry in /home/USER/etc/DOMAIN/quota (I think the values are in bytes).
4. Create a directory for the account in /home/USER/mail/DOMAIN directory.
5. If you have logged in as root then change the ownership to user. [chown user.user /home/User/mail/Domain/xyz -R]
6. Create a soft link /home/USER/mail directory for new mail user xyz\@Domain_com -> Domain.com/xyz/
7. You can also set the maildirsize by editing the /home/USER/mail/Domain/xyz/maildirsize
8. Run this following scripts to take effect in cpanel.