I don't like the pop login userid

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by gsmithe, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. gsmithe

    gsmithe New Member

    Good day folks,
    I hope this question makes some sense, as I am in the early phases of testing ispconfig.

    I see that the userID is [WEBID]_username. I see that the prefix can be changed, as well.

    My problem is that I like huge, long userid's for pop3 that equal the email address.

    I'd like to have [email protected] login with that whole email address, not web103_joecool.

    I tried using a whole email address as the userid, and I got an error message.

    It started with a letter, and was within the min and max length.

    I assume it was the non-alphanumeric characters that broke it.

    Can anyone confirm this, and is there a way to fix it?


  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    ISPConfig uses linux system users for the email accounts and the @ sign is not allowed in linux system users.
  3. gsmithe

    gsmithe New Member

    Cool, and that makes sense now that I know it creates system users (duh).

    Anyway, I assume the max length being 32 characters is for the same reason (with libc-6) and not some limit set in the database?

  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    Yes, that's right. It's a Linux limitation, not one of ISPConfig.
  5. minskog

    minskog New Member

    I think that a great solution could be repalce @ for other admited character, like '_' or '-'

    Example: [email protected] will be test_noexist.com or test_noexist_com.

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