What are these for ?

I am an ISP and one of our servers (which is the email server) is a Sco Unix openserver 5.0.4
Each time I create a new email account (through account manager) It also creates multiple files in these directories. My question is what are the directories for? what are there function?

1.- usr/UserName
2.- usr/internet/ip/205.86.75.4/sco-mail/spool/UserName
3.- var/opt/k/sco/unix/5.0.4Eb/tcb/files/auth/U/UserName
4.- var/opt/k/sco/sendmail/8.8.5c/spool/mail/UserName

example : I know that usr/UserName serves for the users home directories but what are the other ones for?

P.S. I also have another question posted concerning the user's home directories. If you know anything about it please see http://www.experts-exchange.com/topics/comp/unix/networks/Q.10093284
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davidmwilliamsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
 The package you are using to create accounts definitely sounds like it is using its own configuration file as opposed to just checking the existance of directories.  Try calling up its man page.
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ahoffmannCommented:
2.- usr/internet/ip/205.86.75.4/sco-mail/spool/UserName
    spool directory for outgoing UserName mails used by SCO's MTA

3.- var/opt/k/sco/unix/5.0.4Eb/tcb/files/auth/U/UserName
4.- var/opt/k/sco/sendmail/8.8.5c/spool/mail/UserName
  spool directory for outgoing UserName mails used by sendmail's MTA

I suggest checking the account manager's man-page, probably the account manager has a configuration file where this behavior can be added/removed
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AnitaPAuthor Commented:
why do I want to change the configuration ? Isn't this correct? that every time I create an account it creates all of this directories ? And could you be a little more specific with your explanation please? what does this mean :
" spool directory for outgoing UserName mails used by SCO's MTA "

email that this particular user sends are send through this directory?

p.s. I probably should mention that I still am a novice and learning through experience.
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davidmwilliamsCommented:
 An MTA is a mail transport agent -- that is, the very subsystem that handles email.
  You don't need to change the configuration, because all will work fine - but AHoffman is pointing out that you do have the flexibility to do so, should you require a particularly custom setup.
  The outgoing UserName mails means that mail sent by a particular user is spooled and queued in that directory.  After the mail is sent successfully, it is removed from this holding area.
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ahoffmannCommented:
davidmwilliams, no more words to add :-)
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AnitaPAuthor Commented:
Ok.
I have deleted a couple of accounts and then noticed that it only delets the
-> var/opt/k/sco/unix/5.0.4Eb/tcb/files/auth/U/UserName <-
but not the other directories or files created for that user. so I deleted them manually but when I try to create another account which has the same name as the deleted account it says "You have chosen to create a home directory that already exists" even though after I seacrhed the hole system for that user name it did not find anything. It was no usr/UserName.

I don't understand why does it say that? Is there something that I am missing ?
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AnitaPAuthor Commented:
what do you mean? and how do I do that ?
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davidmwilliamsCommented:
Does 'account manager' have online documentation, which lists the files it might use?
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ahoffmannCommented:
nice to see my very 1'st comment as answer :-(
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AnitaPAuthor Commented:
thanks
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