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Courier: Why require long username

Discussion in 'Plesk 10.x for Linux Issues, Fixes, How-To' started by aprichelieu, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. aprichelieu

    aprichelieu Guest

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    Have had a lot of problems getting mail to work on my Ubuntu Linux VPS.
    Login always fails.

    Eventually, I found out that I have to use

    USERNAME@MAYDOMAIN.COM

    instead of

    USERNAME

    as my username.

    Then login works.

    I *hate* this.

    In Plesk I can find a configuration item "Full" or "Both Full and Short" usernames,
    which I set to the latter to no effect.

    It says that I have to change a server setting but where is this to be found?
    Have been goggling for a solution without success.

    Anyone knows how to allow the short usernames?
     
  2. IgorG

    IgorG Forums Analyst Staff Member

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    Check this parameter in psa database:

     
  3. aprichelieu

    aprichelieu Guest

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    Thank You.
    There is a configuration item to allow this in Plesk but there is also
    a comment about that the server needs update.
    I was looking around for how to enable this in Plesk, but could not find anything.

    Not that familiar with SQL,
    How do I enable it?

    What is the name of the psa database, and where is it normally located?

    BR
    aprichelieu
     
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    Faris Raouf Silver Pleskian Plesk Guru

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    It would be better to keep the long usernames from the point of view of security.

    ALSO, if two users have the same username and password, but on different domains, things can go horribly wrong when picking up email. And don't say it can't happen -- it can and it did to me :) They were not easily guessed passwords, either. It was very strange!
     
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