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    Question Mailserver, new users


    I would like to setup a mail server on CentOS. I'm using postfix and dovecot. Is it possible to set it up so that you don't have to create new users? I don't want them in /home/ and I really wouldn't like them to ssh into the server. They just need to be able to send/receive mail (via squirrelmail as web-based client). How can I do this?

    Thank you in advance!

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    There are a lot of ways to do what you want.
    The simplest is to have dovecot use an alternate password file:
    HowTo/SimpleVirtualInstall - Dovecot Wiki

    Then you just have postfix authenticate with the dovecot SASL.
    Postfix SASL Howto

    You could also have postfix use users defined in LDAP or mysql - you can google for this.

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    You'll also need to configure Dovecot and Postfix to use virtual mailboxes. Google "Dovecot virtual mailbox" and "Postfix virtual mailbox" and you'll find walk-throughs.

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