ISPConfig3: Mail aliases for login to Dovecot

If you knew ISPConfig2 you probably remember the user login approach which was done there:

Now with ISPConfig3 this has changed to the better by using the users email address – sounds cool – it is!
But what about migration from ispconfig 2 to ispconfig 3 – you do not want to drive around and setup every user account again – or send emails and then the user fails to set it up.

To prevent that you can just add an alias column to the mail user table

Then just fill it with the old logins like webXpX using phpMyAdmin, Sequel Pro or even the console.

If you are done with that, just login to your server and change the dovecot sql config file:

by changing the user and password queries:

I will update this post when I figure out the postfix stuff…

You are done – hope that this saved your weekend 😉

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