[Pkg-exim4-users] Local delivery to accounts without home directories

Sebastian Tennant sebyte at smolny.plus.com
Thu Jan 29 10:13:18 UTC 2009

Quoth "Neil S. Briscoe" <neil.briscoe at censornet.com>:
> You will probably find that the router being used calls
> check_local_user

Exactly.  Using your 'exim4 -bt <user>' tip I established that the
router in question is local_user, and sure enough it contains the line
check_local_user, which I commneted out, and deliveries to accounts
without home directories now work.

> remove that check - if that is what you really want.

I've already checked to see if exim now delivers messages with local
parts that don't exist as accounts, and it dosen't, so that's OK (the
local_user router is skipped entirely if the local part is not a local

> Or perhaps one of the other options will work for you.

Setting router_home_diectory to some directory or other would do it, but
this is a litlle messy.

If there aren't any unforseen consequences I'll stick with simply
commenting out check_local_user.

Thanks a lot for your help.

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