Hi, I have a working install of QMail on a RedHat 7.3 system. It hosts my domains email server. (RP2C.COM) and all was working well. I wanted to be able to host mail users without local accounts, and according to Dave Sill's book vpopmail was a way to do that. I have a number of employees that I want to provide email to but I don't want them necessarily to have accounts on this system. Also they will be coming in from the all over the internet so I wanted to enable POP and/or IMAP services.
I got the POP3D service running just fine, but as far as I can tell in order to host users mail without accounts the way to go is a virtual domain type service like vpopmail. Maybe I am confused but does this mean I have to acquire another top level domain name? Can't I just turn my current domain into a "virtual" domain as far as Qmail is concerned? Anyway, after installing vpopmail I altered my POP3d run file to have it use vchkpw as opposed to checkpassword. At that point all logins failed, both for the virtual domain and the real user based accounts. I tried telneting into 0 110 and got past the user xxxxx stage okay, when I put in pass yyyyyy I got an AUTH failed message. Replacing vchkpw with checkpassword again and restarting the service resulted in everything working again. I am stumped? Any ideas? Cheers, Robert Porter RP2C Inc