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Sharing a users mailbox using Maildir

Nathan Salt -


I am trying to set up some accounts such as billing and support that can be accessed by other people via IMAP folders


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Sharing users mail directory (maildir)


On the server-mode of Atmail you can share a users maildir directory with other users on the system.

As an example, this will allow you to setup the to be viewed as a folder on other users accounts, e.g

To enable you need to create a symbolic link , e.g

root# cd /usr/local/atmail/users/j/a/
root# ln -s /usr/local/atmail/users/s/u/ .Support

You can repeat the process for another number of user-accounts to share a folder.

This will create the Support mailbox as a folder under the email-account. Via WebMail or an IMAP client, the user can view all messages in the mailbox.

Alternatively you can mask a single account to point to another maildir directory. This is useful if you want the account, to be masked directly to the mailbox ( without a symbolic link or alias )

To enable use the SQL query:

mysql> update Users set MailDir='/usr/local/atmail/users/s/u/' where Account='';

If the user logs in via WebMail, POP3 or IMAP, they will have direct access to the mailbox of


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