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From Norman Maurer <nor...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] MailServer interface make sense / Move methods ?
Date Wed, 15 Dec 2010 19:21:53 GMT
2010/12/15 Stefano Bagnara <apache@bago.org>:
>>> What about moving to virtual hosting as the default (and maybe the ONLY) option?
>>> When you setup a mailserver you have a domain, I think it is easier to
>>> understand for newbies if they create users with their full email
>>> address instead of using simple "usernames" and receive email for that
>>> username on each configured domain.
>> I thought about this too.. I'm just not sure if thats really the think
>> todo. For example in qmail and postfix you don't have virtualhosting
>> enabled by default. So I thought follow this princip make sense..
> I always thought that unix servers still used this because of legacy
> issues. Unix users don't have a domain and that servers inherited
> (from sendmail) this mail issue in order to deliver mail to local
> users (and use system authentication/authorization by default).
> We don't provide such system integration so it seems we just get the
> disadvantages and no advantage.

See your point here..

> BTW I'm fine with both solutions. It's just that now it's the moment
> to "change" stuff, and I think it would be easier to
> understand/explain/document if we only support one method as I don't
> see advantages in not enabling virtualhosting.
> Stefano

I need to think about it a bit more.. Anyone else has some thoughts about this ?


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