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    Question How do i create new email accounts in Postfix?

    Hi there, i am a newbie in Postfix and Unix generally. I have a Postfix Mail Server running on Mandrake v10 and would like to know how to create new email accounts and also how to delete and edit existing accounts. I've tried looking through the net for help but couldnt find any. Thanx for your help.

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    Usually, UNIX / Linux user account used as email account. There are other ways like use sql / ldap backend to store username and password for email server which requires additional configuration and options. You can simply create user account using useradd command and modify account using usermod command. To delete user account use userdel command. Here is command to add a new email user account:
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    useradd -s /sbin/nologin username
    passwd username
    You need to configure IMAP / POP3 along with Postfix to send and recive emails from Outlook or Thunderbird.
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    Thanx alot nixcraft, unfortunatly i counldnt not do anything as i didnt have the root password. The person who knows the psswrd said he forgot so i am now trying to reset the root psswrd. I will boot in the single-user mode to do this however if you have any idea on this, please help me out. Your help is much appreciated...

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    At last! i managed to create a new root password successfully and was able to create and delete user accounts. Thanx again nixcraft for pointing me in the right direction.

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