Discussion:
vacation on Fedora Core 4
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Razvan Sandu
2005-08-14 12:49:32 UTC
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Hello,

Can anyone recommend me a good, simple solution for implementing vacation
automatic replies on Fedora Core 4 ? A rpm-ized solution is preferred...

Please note that:
- the MTA is *Postfix*;
- users are *virtual mailboxes* in the sense described at
http://www.postfix.org/VIRTUAL_README.html#virtual_mailbox
- POP3 server is *dovecot*;
- POP3 passwords are kept in a *plain passwd-style file*, /etc/imap.passwd,
which contain entries like:
john.doe at mydomain.com:fXxvfcxbv.Xr:503:503:John
Doe:/home/fakeuser/domains/mydomain.com/john.doe:/sbin/nologin

All users are under the same UID & GID, 503:503, which belong to "fakeuser".
Received mail goes to
/home/fakeuser/domains/mydomain.com/john.doe, which is John Doe's Maildir
mailbox.


Thanks a lot,
Razvan
--
Dipl. Eng. Razvan SANDU <rsandu @ softhome.net>
Bucharest, Romania
Paul Howarth
2005-08-15 07:27:33 UTC
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Post by Razvan Sandu
Hello,
Can anyone recommend me a good, simple solution for implementing vacation
automatic replies on Fedora Core 4 ? A rpm-ized solution is preferred...
- the MTA is *Postfix*;
- users are *virtual mailboxes* in the sense described at
http://www.postfix.org/VIRTUAL_README.html#virtual_mailbox
- POP3 server is *dovecot*;
- POP3 passwords are kept in a *plain passwd-style file*, /etc/imap.passwd,
john.doe at mydomain.com:fXxvfcxbv.Xr:503:503:John
Doe:/home/fakeuser/domains/mydomain.com/john.doe:/sbin/nologin
All users are under the same UID & GID, 503:503, which belong to "fakeuser".
Received mail goes to
/home/fakeuser/domains/mydomain.com/john.doe, which is John Doe's Maildir
mailbox.
Does postfix with virtual mailboxes support procmail? If so, there's an
example of how to mimic vacation using procmail in "man procmailex".

Paul.
--
Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org>
Craig White
2005-08-15 12:34:57 UTC
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Post by Paul Howarth
Post by Razvan Sandu
Hello,
Can anyone recommend me a good, simple solution for implementing vacation
automatic replies on Fedora Core 4 ? A rpm-ized solution is preferred...
- the MTA is *Postfix*;
- users are *virtual mailboxes* in the sense described at
http://www.postfix.org/VIRTUAL_README.html#virtual_mailbox
- POP3 server is *dovecot*;
- POP3 passwords are kept in a *plain passwd-style file*, /etc/imap.passwd,
john.doe at mydomain.com:fXxvfcxbv.Xr:503:503:John
Doe:/home/fakeuser/domains/mydomain.com/john.doe:/sbin/nologin
All users are under the same UID & GID, 503:503, which belong to "fakeuser".
Received mail goes to
/home/fakeuser/domains/mydomain.com/john.doe, which is John Doe's Maildir
mailbox.
Does postfix with virtual mailboxes support procmail? If so, there's an
example of how to mimic vacation using procmail in "man procmailex".
----
not an answer to your question but another avenue...cyrus-imapd with
sieve can do this with virtual users but it neither requires Postfix nor
does it involve procmail.

I found that using procmail for users was vacation scripts was messy -
required a valid shell and a valid home directory.

Craig
Craig White
2005-08-15 12:34:57 UTC
Permalink
Post by Paul Howarth
Post by Razvan Sandu
Hello,
Can anyone recommend me a good, simple solution for implementing vacation
automatic replies on Fedora Core 4 ? A rpm-ized solution is preferred...
- the MTA is *Postfix*;
- users are *virtual mailboxes* in the sense described at
http://www.postfix.org/VIRTUAL_README.html#virtual_mailbox
- POP3 server is *dovecot*;
- POP3 passwords are kept in a *plain passwd-style file*, /etc/imap.passwd,
john.doe at mydomain.com:fXxvfcxbv.Xr:503:503:John
Doe:/home/fakeuser/domains/mydomain.com/john.doe:/sbin/nologin
All users are under the same UID & GID, 503:503, which belong to "fakeuser".
Received mail goes to
/home/fakeuser/domains/mydomain.com/john.doe, which is John Doe's Maildir
mailbox.
Does postfix with virtual mailboxes support procmail? If so, there's an
example of how to mimic vacation using procmail in "man procmailex".
----
not an answer to your question but another avenue...cyrus-imapd with
sieve can do this with virtual users but it neither requires Postfix nor
does it involve procmail.

I found that using procmail for users was vacation scripts was messy -
required a valid shell and a valid home directory.

Craig

Razvan Sandu
2005-08-14 12:49:32 UTC
Permalink
Hello,

Can anyone recommend me a good, simple solution for implementing vacation
automatic replies on Fedora Core 4 ? A rpm-ized solution is preferred...

Please note that:
- the MTA is *Postfix*;
- users are *virtual mailboxes* in the sense described at
http://www.postfix.org/VIRTUAL_README.html#virtual_mailbox
- POP3 server is *dovecot*;
- POP3 passwords are kept in a *plain passwd-style file*, /etc/imap.passwd,
which contain entries like:
john.doe at mydomain.com:fXxvfcxbv.Xr:503:503:John
Doe:/home/fakeuser/domains/mydomain.com/john.doe:/sbin/nologin

All users are under the same UID & GID, 503:503, which belong to "fakeuser".
Received mail goes to
/home/fakeuser/domains/mydomain.com/john.doe, which is John Doe's Maildir
mailbox.


Thanks a lot,
Razvan
--
Dipl. Eng. Razvan SANDU <rsandu @ softhome.net>
Bucharest, Romania
Paul Howarth
2005-08-15 07:27:33 UTC
Permalink
Post by Razvan Sandu
Hello,
Can anyone recommend me a good, simple solution for implementing vacation
automatic replies on Fedora Core 4 ? A rpm-ized solution is preferred...
- the MTA is *Postfix*;
- users are *virtual mailboxes* in the sense described at
http://www.postfix.org/VIRTUAL_README.html#virtual_mailbox
- POP3 server is *dovecot*;
- POP3 passwords are kept in a *plain passwd-style file*, /etc/imap.passwd,
john.doe at mydomain.com:fXxvfcxbv.Xr:503:503:John
Doe:/home/fakeuser/domains/mydomain.com/john.doe:/sbin/nologin
All users are under the same UID & GID, 503:503, which belong to "fakeuser".
Received mail goes to
/home/fakeuser/domains/mydomain.com/john.doe, which is John Doe's Maildir
mailbox.
Does postfix with virtual mailboxes support procmail? If so, there's an
example of how to mimic vacation using procmail in "man procmailex".

Paul.
--
Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org>
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