Section: Maintenance Commands (8)Updated: March 12, 2002Local indexUp
MkUsers - Batch creating multiple XMail accounts
This command line utility enable You to
create user accounts structure by giving it a formatted list of
users parameters or a formatted text file.
This utility can be also used to create a random number users,
that is useful for me for testing the server performance.
where a character # as the very first one in a line is used to comment the entire line.
If a file mailusers.tab already exist in mail root path MkUsers exit without
overwriting the existing copy.
This protect You by accidental overwriting of Your file when playing inside
the real MAIL_ROOT directory.
So if You want to setup the root directory ( -r ... ) as MAIL_ROOT
You must delete by hand the existing file.
If You setup the root directory ( -r ... ) as MAIL_ROOT You MUST have
XMail stopped before running MkUsers.
Existing files and directories will be not overwrited by MkUsers so
You can keep Your users db into the formatted text file
( or generate it by a database dump for example ) and run MkUsers to
create the structure. Remeber that You've to add new domains in domains.tab
file by hand.
MkUsers is intended as a bulk-mode utility, not to create single users coz for this need CtrlClnt ( or other GUI/Web configuration utilities ) is better suited.