[Dovecot] Special user

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Feb 16 19:17:48 EET 2010

On 11:59 AM, Daniel L. Miller wrote:
> I want to have a valid username/password for an account for sending
> purposes - but when receiving this is an alias that broadcasts to
> several users.
> Example:  accountspayable at mydomain.com - is an alias for
> jane at mydomain.com, june at mydomain.com, and john at mydomain.com.  However -
> any mails sent (from a particular client software) should all only show
> "accountspayable" as the sender.
> How would I implement this?  I'm asking here because Dovecot serves as
> the authentication mechanism for my SMTP server (Postfix) via LDAP lookups.

I would do this with a Mailman mailing list (of course I'm a Mailman
developer, and as they say, when your only tool is a hammer, everything
looks like a nail - YMMV)

If you had Mailman installed you just set up your
accountspayable at mydomain.com list as a Mailman 'anonymous' list. Then
any mail to accountspayable at mydomain.com is distributed to the list
members From: accountspayable at mydomain.com.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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