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Mail Account Aliases

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by sparek-3, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. sparek-3

    sparek-3 Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible to create mail account aliases with cPanel?

    I am wanting to create a single mail account and then have several different other e-mail logins point to that same account.

    For example, I might have a mail account, system, such that messages are sent to the system@example.com. Then I would have alias accounts, dave@example.com, joe@example.com, pat@example.com, etc all with their own different passwords, when they log in they see the messages in the system@example.com account.

    Why have different aliases? Mainly for security, if Dave's computer becomes compromised, it is simple to change the password for dave@example.com. Joe and Pat would not have to deal with a password change.

    The accounts would be accessed via IMAP, accessing with POP3 would cause issues.

    I thought that this could be accomplished by manually modifying the /home/example/etc/example.com/passwd to use a different path for the dave, joe, and pat users but this does not appear to be the case.

    A temporary solution I found was to create the dave, joe, and pat accounts. Then delete the corresponding mail directory and create a symlink to the system mail account:

    Code:
    cd /home/example/mail/example.com
    rm -rf dave
    ln -s system dave
    But I am not sure if this will hold.
     
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