linux pop3 user login in format <forename>.<surname>

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by starms, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. starms

    starms New Member


    I was wondering if it is possible to setup a linux account to allow a login in the format <forename>.<surname> such as 'joe.bloggs'. When trying to setup a username

    $useradd joe.bloggs

    it flags an error, stating that this username is invalid. Is there a way that I can allow a pop3 login in this format. I've tried adding information to /etc/mail/aliases and /etc/mail/virtusertable

    [email protected] joe.bloggs

    joe.bloggs: joe-bloggs

    but that does not seem to work. Am I going about this the wrong way?

    Best Regards,

    Mark Starmer
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Linux doesn't allow dots in usernames.

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