Detaching program from controlling terminal

Geert Hendrickx geert.hendrickx at
Tue Jun 15 06:31:07 PDT 2004

> For e-mail access, the same sort of arguments apply.  You can
> alternatively separate the database of e-mail accounts completely from
> the system password database: the Cyrus e-mail system (in ports) works
> in that way, and there are some well documented recipes on the web for
> setting up such arrangements using qmail.
> 	Cheers,
> 	Matthew
> -- 
> Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                       26 The Paddocks
>                                                       Savill Way
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> Tel: +44 1628 476614                                  Bucks., SL7 1TH UK

Also, Dovecot (in ports/mail/dovecot) is a very nice POP/IMAP-server, which can
work with virtual users and/or separate password database.  That way you could
easily change passwords via a non-interactive process or a web-form (I did so
for my father's company).  


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