Talk:Virtual user mail system

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Hey there, hopefully there are no problems while working down the guide. If there are, feel free to write them down here and I will come to them! However, please *do* try to correct any issues you find in the guide yourself if you can. --Svenstaro 12:39, 19 September 2010 (EDT)

Expanded the Database section with the code needed to create a rudimentary db and dba for pfadmin to work on and removed the "Needs expansion" banner. --Justforgetme (talk) 12:02, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

KingX did exactly the updates I had in mind to do tonight, great job. Now the SQL queries will actually work out of the box for $domain/$user@$domain maildirs/mailschemes (which is what almost everyone wants to use afaik). Lets hope this doesn't lock down the how to too much. --Justforgetme (talk) 22:28, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

Hey awesome!! I am glad I am not the only one looking at this page. :) I am planning on expanding the postfixadmin and roundcubemail section. Just want to touch base on one thing, so postfixadmin and postfix share the same db right? in this case postfix_db? and Roundcube has its own db. The original author mentioned that "we will use postfixadmin to fill the tables later", but never really clarified or mentioned how... or I missed it. I think that can be one thing that should be clarified also.--KingX (talk) 22:51, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

postfixadmin and roundcube have different databases. Both are populated via the http GUI and hold the meta configuration. For example roundcube will hold user identities (name, sig), searches, contacts, contactgroups (aka mail lists), a dictioary etc. Most of these are only populated when you use the Http interface, since roundcube doesn't actually come into contact with the mailboxes that postfix(and dovecot) uses. The postfix db, in my installations usually just called postfix - no need for extra designation since you already know it is a DB - holds more interesting data since there you will find routing paths (what mailbox each alias maps to), usage information (like quotas), vacation data, hashed login credentials etc.. I don't think it makes sense to drill deeper into that topic inside the tutorial since even the admin wont be much in touch with those dbs and debugging roundcube and dovecot (&pfadmin) issues would really call for a separate document. What are You interested in adding? --Justforgetme (talk) 16:33, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

Ok yeh I have a perfectly working mailserver now. :) I was just going to expand the roundcube and postfixadmin section a little, as now roundcube is available in official repo so need to grab the source manually. And just add some hints for people trying to configure postfixadmin. --KingX (talk) 22:51, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

... I have undone the modification of user Gesh. The relay_domains variable in this specific postfix setup should only be relevant as an additional filter since the MT authentication/authorization is done via the database. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think this is necessary in case of dynamic multi domain hosting. The resulting server does not operate as an open relay unless you add a tld wildcard for every tld you want to OR for in the db ;-) --~~