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POP-User without Unix-Accounts

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Hi all,

i look for a solution to have POP-Accounts on my Linux-Box without having a real User on the machine.

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if I understand your desire, you want to be able to pop mail from a system, but not allow users to logon to that system??

if so, the method of doing this is in the choice of the user's login shell in the /etc/passwd file..  eg. if you make their shell /etc/noshell instead of csh or tsch, or whatever, then when they attempt to login, they'll be denied.. but the pop logon should work..

however, I beleive that you actually need to have an entry ie. a user account, on the machine for each person who wishes to use pop on that machine.. simply putting an alias in /etc/aliases isn't enough..


 
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