vmail-sql is a complete virtual domains email setup, including sample Exim configuration sections, a (now obsolete) patch to gnu-pop3d, and a set of scripts for administrating domains. Rather than storing the virtual domains setup in flat text files, it uses a MySQL database, which allows the configuration to be readily updated, for instance by a web-based `control panel' application, without the hassles of file locking. vmail-sql is designed for use in environments where several virtual domains are operated from a single machine/IP address, but will also work in multiple-IP virtual hosting.
The database configuration is reasonably flexible, allowing `forwarders' (aliases) and `popboxes' (mailspools); the latter can be assigned to any Unix user and may be placed anywhere in the filesystem. This allows virtual domain email to be subject to filesystem quotas. It is also possible to alias one domain to another, so that, for example, mail for firstname.lastname@example.org can be directed to email@example.com, for all foo.
What's New in This Release:
· Fixed a problem with the Exim configuration description in the README file.