Deleting an email address


#1

Hi,
I want to remove an email address. This address happens to be the email for my main user account on the linux server. If I delete the email address via the Manage Addresses page, will it also remove my linux user? I am only asking because when I go to delete the email, it says:

REALLY DELETE bostonrant@bostonrant.net AND THE MAILBOX bostonrant AND ALL EMAIL ON IT PERMANENTLY?

What throws me off is “and the mailbox”…meaning will my linux user be gone as well as it’s associated email account?

I just want to remove the email address / mailbox…not the actual user account.

Thanks


#2

It will throw out the egg box and the eggs but leave the chicken alone.

Bostonrant is an email user name as opposed to a Linux user name so it wants to delete the email user bostonrant and the mailbox containing all his emails.

What you should end up with is a username but with no current email box/account.

You can always add another email account and test it out.

You would delete the user from the Manage Users page.


Norm


#3

Now that is a great answer! I love it. Clear, concise, and easy for even me to understand. Thanks! :slight_smile:
–rlparker