MkUsers(8) Batch creating multiple XMail accounts


MkUsers [options]


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.


-a numusers
Number of users to create in auto-mode.
-d domain
Domain name in auto-mode.
-f inputFile
Input file name {stdin}.
-u username
Radix user name in auto-mode.
-r rootdir
Mail root path {./}.
-s mboxsize
Mailbox maximum size {10000}.
-i useridbase
Base user id {1}.
Create Maildir boxes.
show help message.


Input file format is


where a character # as the very first one in a line is used to comment the entire line.

If a file 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 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.


XMail program was written by Davide Libenzi <[email protected]>. This manual page was written by Radim Kolar <[email protected]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).