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Is this possible ??

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bsamson, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. bsamson

    bsamson Active Member

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    cPanel Forum Members,
    I am fairly new to Server Administration, linux, and cpanel. So please be nice :). Currently the mail servers are mail.domain.com, and the username is the users complete email address. Is it possible to have just the username be their username, opposed to the complete email address?
    Please, any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

    Best Regards,
    Brian
     
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    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    No, it's not possible. cPanel uses a method called virtual addresses so that you can have anyname@customerdomain.com on the server. The domain is required to identify who the username belongs to. Otherwise you could have two accounts on the server, both wanting the mail account sales@theirdomain.com and only one could have it. Indeed, this is the normal case on a Linux server where mail accounts are real Linux accounts and so it's FCFS (first come first served) and someone loses out. with the virtual address system, both cPanel accounts can have a mail address called sales@theirdomain.com but only if they login with their own appropriate name. Since this system is implemented regardless as to whether you duplicate names or not, then there is no way around it.
     
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    For main account email You can use only username and pass, but for aditional email accounts created in cPanel you have to use full email address as a username.
     
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    Indeed, but if you set the Default Address to :fail: (which you should do), then you have to create a virtual address for the main account anyway.
     
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    Thank you for the information. That's a little disappointing, but again thanks for the advice!

    Best Regards,
    Brian Samson
     
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    It used to be that if the accounts used a dedicated IP address that you only needed the username even for added pop accounts. So if you added one for sales@domain.com you could login pop with sales@domain.com and also just "sales" would work. But I am not sure if that still works or not.
     
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