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    Default Question about users email accounts for suse guru ^^)

    Hello folks ^^)

    I'm voxel, just arriving here with a (possibly dumb) question for all suse linux gurus :

    Problem is : I have an old server with opensuse on it, there are several users that's active there, the server respond to an fqdn, say 'example.com' and some of the users have a mailbox and can send/receive emails as/to their userOne@example.com...

    now I want to create a new user that must have too a mailbox and respond to/get newuser@example.com emails.

    but there I have a problem : whatever I do that newuser can't send/get emails from/to that newuser@example.com address!

    I've dig into the server and haven't found anything on it that tell me How the existing emails for the other users have been created !

    on a side note, there is an squirrel mail installation on this server and all email enabled existing users can log into and manage their emails with it, but as you can't create new users in squirrel mail that's not really of any help for me

    So, How can I create a new user that will get an email that respond to newuser@example.com for sure ???
    I'm a little puzzled there and can't find any how to anywhere regarding this.

    any help will be appreciated ^^)
    thanks a lot by advance,

    jeff

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    Default Re: Question about users email accounts for suse guru ^^)

    Quote Originally Posted by voxel View Post
    I have an old server with opensuse on it,
    When one starts a thread hear, one of the first things to do is to choose the version of openSUSE in use. That should trigger you to understand that it is important to tell what version you have. Nevertheless you choose for OTHER VERSION, but forgot to communicate which version that is.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Question about users email accounts for suse guru ^^)

    oups! that's a very old leap v15.2

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    Quote Originally Posted by voxel View Post
    oups! that's a very old leap v15.2
    As 15.2 is seen in the choose list, I changed it for you.
    Henk van Velden

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    Hum, can it be that no-one on there know how to create a newuser on a Leap15.2 server that will get for sure an email that will respond to the scheme newuser@serverfqdn.com like ALL the existing users do ???

    I can't think it's true... will be unbelievable.

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    Default Re: Question about users email accounts for suse guru ^^)

    Hi
    Maybe it's using a relay for mail? Have you looked at squirrelmail aliases, is it using sendmail or postfix (for postfix check in /etc/posfix/aliases).
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    Hello Malcolm ^^)

    Thanks for the tip

    well there is a postfix installed, yes, btw there are no trace of these emails in the
    /etc/posfix/aliases files or db... nor in /etc/aliases... and there is no relay either.


    btw2, I've found a(n overlooked) /etc/posfix/whitelist files and db there and it seems that's this is the unique place to reference that users emails...

    is it really all that's needed to have workings emails address for a user@serverfqdn.com ???

    will try to update that file/db and see if it works for the new user I need.

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