User vs Mailbox question


#1

I’m having some difficulty receiving mail. Can a mailbox stand by itself, or do I need to first create a user under the same name?


#2

I’m no expert but it seems a mailbox actually is a user on its own, just restricted to the single purpose of e-mail, and its home directory is where your messages are stored and the server filters kept.

The convention for a mailbox is to setup the mailbox, then add an e-mail address and specifiy that messages sent to the e-mail address are to be delivered to the mailbox. However if you know the name of the machine handling your e-mail, you should be able to address messages to mailbox@machine.dreamhost.com, AFAIK it is impossible to do mailbox@yourdomain.com

Hope this helps. I don’t quite understand your question. Perhaps it would help if you elaborate on your problem with recieving mail.

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