[Pkg-exim4-users] Local delivery to accounts without home directories
Robert Steinmetz AIA
rob at steinmetznet.com
Wed Jan 28 23:30:01 UTC 2009
We use it with aliases/virtual users and it works for us. I get mail for
virtual users defined in /etc/aliases in /var/mail
It's been so long since I set it up I don't recall what I did.
Sebastian Tennant wrote:
> Quoth Robert Steinmetz AIA <rob at steinmetznet.com>:
>> Sebastian Tennant wrote:
>>> Quoth "Neil S. Briscoe" <neil.briscoe at censornet.com>:
>>>> If the user doesn't have a home directory, you have to give the poor
>>>> mail system some clue as to where it should deliver things.
>>>> Where did you have in mind?
>>> The usual location, i.e., the mbox file in the spool directory;
>>> /var/mail/<user> on a stock Debian box.
>> There is a configuration option to deliver all mail to /var/spool/<user>
>> if that is what you want.
> I think that option is already in play, i.e., this is where mail is
> already being delivered, but I've just discovered that it only works if
> the user in question has a home directory.
>> I understood you wanted a conditional delivery, to use /var/spool only
>> if there is no user home directory.
> Yes, sorry. I realise now that the wording of my original post was not
> at all clear in that respect.
Robert Steinmetz, AIA
Steinmetz & Associates
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