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Strange /etc/maillog entries

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by kensmith, Dec 31, 2002.

  1. kensmith

    kensmith Member

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    For exactly two of my users, I get these 'User not found' entries in my /var/log/maillog

    The strange thing is that, they're able to check mail via POP just fine. They just get this extra line in the log saying 'User not found'. Here's a sample from the log.

    Dec 31 13:17:53 bayview1 cpanelpop[31026]: User not found user=ksmith homedir= passwd=/etc//shadow
    Dec 31 13:17:53 bayview1 cpanelpop[31026]: Login host=adsl-068-016-164-206.sip.jan.bellsouth.net ip=68.16.164.206 user=ksmith realuser=ksmith
    Dec 31 13:17:54 bayview1 cpanelpop[31026]: Session Closed host=adsl-068-016-164-206.sip.jan.bellsouth.net ip=68.16.164.206 user=ksmith realuser=ksmith totalxfer=181

    Any ideas what these are trying to tell me?
     
  2. kensmith

    kensmith Member

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    Thanks phantom. That clears up the bogus entries.

    I still don't understand why I was able to retrieve mail while logging in without the @domain.com on the end.
    But, all is well.
     
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    The main user of a domain (account holder) can retrieve his email by logging in without the @domain.com at the end. ;)
     
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