when i signed up with dreamhost, they chose a shell/ftp/mail account. that user was created with a proper mailbox login name (ie not one of those m##### names).
i went to create a second account for myself. i absentmindedly went to Mail->Manage Email and created an account. sadly, it created a mailbox with a randomly generated m#####.
i sent myself a test email, but couldn’t download it because i kept trying to use the actual user name.
that was when i realized that it was only a mailbox and not a full account. i deleted the account and recreated it, receiving the same problem. i looked in the wiki and it says that users can be created without the m##### if the user is created with ftp/shell/mail via Users->Manage Users.
so i went there and attempted to create a user with the same name as the mailbox i just deleted. it would not let me!
it error reads:
“* Our apologies, the username you picked is already being used in our system! Please choose another.”
i waited a few days thinking maybe dreamhost needed a little time before clearing out this deleted username. but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
it will be really really annoying if i can’t recreate a full user using the same name. suggestions?