Re: a few questions:new to postfix
- On 3/14/2013 2:51 AM, Ansgar Wiechers wrote:
> On 2013-03-13 Littlefield, Tyler wrote:thanks for the response. My goal its to allow for setting up rules; for example, spamassassin will flag spam messages with a [spam]. I currently use procmail from my account to dump those in the spam folder. I need a way to set up these rules (as well as allow for people to use other rules).
>> first, I have my postfix setup to receive mail and drop it in the
>> user's ~/mail directory.
>> I'm trying to figure out if there's a way I can have both "virtual"
>> users and non virtual users.
> You can alias localparts of virtual domains or virtual mailbox domains
> to local mailboxes via $virtual_alias_maps. See the  for more
>> I'd also like to be able to use procmail on these.
> Procmail is designed for local delivery. It looks like you can (ab)use
> it for virtual delivery as well , but I wouldn't recommend it.
> Please describe the problem you're trying to solve instead of what you
> perceive as the solution. What do you want procmail (or more generally
> your mail delivery agent) to do?
>> Is there a way (short of just creating empty users) that I could doI understand this; I didn't want to delete from the inbox but maybe delete trash after 30 days. The quota is a good idea, but it still requires they manually delete mail. Is there a solution to help me from having to do this?
>> this and still retain email per user?
> What do you mean by "short of creating empty users"? You can create any
> number of mailboxes and/or aliases. You can have any number of aliases
> pointing to a mailbox. You cannot have a mailbox without a mailbox.
>> Finally, I'm looking for some way to handle recycling mail. I
>> personally know to clean up my own mail folder by deleting stuff (we
>> use Imap), but the support system or my girlfriend probably wouldn't
>> clean up those messages.
> In one word: don't. Do NOT tamper with other people's personal
> mailboxes. Ever. Set up mailbox quota if you want to restrict the amount
> of mail your users can keep.
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