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Email onyl accounts

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by dinek, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. dinek

    dinek Member

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    Hi,

    Is there a spossibility of creating an email only account so that the user can administer mail, creation, autoresponders spamassasin etc.?

    So for example a user signs up an email account bob@domain.com instead of creating a subdomain account bob.domain.com with email account bob@bob.domain.com.

    Any help very much appreciated. Maybe suggestions of other control panel which makes that possible...

    Thanks. Dino.
     
  2. SarcNBit

    SarcNBit Well-Known Member

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    You can create an account and not allow ftp access.

    We usually pair email only accounts with a one page business card that is automatically created via a template at account creation time.

    You could always edit their zone file if they want their web page to be hosted elsewhere.
     
  3. dinek

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    Re: Re: Email onyl accounts

    Thanks for the info. Just ot make sure that you understand me:
    1. I have a domain ie. domain.com
    2. I want to creata lots of email accounts for my clients however I want them to be able to administer their own accounts switch on autoresponders, spamassasin etc.

    Is there a possibility to do that in Cpanel?

    I know if the client has a domain I can create a email only account by tweaking with features menu. I want to create many email accounts for a single domain.

    ..... so is that possible or not? :)

    Dino
     
  4. SarcNBit

    SarcNBit Well-Known Member

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    If the domain name is going to be the same, then they will need access to your cpanel in order to manage their accounts. If you are going to use a seperate subdomain (division2.domain.com) than it may be possible.

    You should be able to create a seperate account to manage the subdomain (not via cpanel subdomains but via BIND) but I am not sure if cPanel supports this configuration. I have not had an opportunity to try it, so I will leave the final answer for someone more knowledgable about cPanel than me.
     
  5. ghv

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    Re: Re: Email onyl accounts

    This is interesting. We only offer managed hosting and I would love to be able to give users cpanel email only acccess
    but not FTP access.

    The problem with just disabling all FTP for the domain is that
    we still need FTP access (of course).

    What I really need for each domain is one user with FTP and cpanel
    access (the designer) and another user with only cpanel access (the customer).

    Any suggestions?
     
  6. bamasbest

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    Hmmm.... just thinking here....

    You may want to try creating a skin/script for mail only functions (or the functions you want to allow). Then, place that skin/script in a folder for you email only users to access (password protected, of course;).

    So, user would access something like freemail.domain.com, would be challenged for login/pass and then their "Mini-Mail" control panel will display?

    Maybe you can toss Squirrel a few peanuts to help on something like this?
     
  7. dinek

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    hmmm... sounds interesting.... I just wonder how many peanuts would Squirrel want? :)
     
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    Try PM'ing him. This may be the type of script he would want to add to his new scripts club.
     
  9. ghv

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    Great idea. I'll play around with that a bit.

    Thanks for the help...
     
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