Mail on Xserver

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by markspearing, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. markspearing macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2010
    Hi All,

    Apologies in advance if I've already got the wrong end of the stick with my problem!

    I have recently taken on a new client that is running a Mac Xserver 10.5.8. At present it is only used as a filestore, dhcp, dns etc

    what they wold like to achieve is to set up mail services on the server. This is something I have 0 experience of in a mac environment (I do know exchange 2003/2007 in Windows so the concept of a mail server is not new to me)

    I've been looking at

    The problem I have is that I appear to have configured the mail services correctly but if I enable a user account for mail, I see nothng in the mail administration side to show that I have this mail account.

    My hunch is that because my directory of users is set up as local log ons this is why it is not interfacing with the mail system. The attached message is shown to me every time i log in to workgroup manager.

    My question is, do I have to implement Open Directory to create users that mail will work with or have I done something wrong in just enabling mail on the user's tab.

    If I have to implement Open Directory, how will this effect the accounts I already have?

    Hope you can help


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  2. thankins macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2007
    Yes you have to implement Open Directory for Mail to work - you will have to recreate the accounts you setup in mail.

    Search for a youtube video called Open Directory by lynda - it will help tons.
  3. markspearing thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2010
    hi thanks for the reply but i can only find videos relating to 10.6 under Lynda
  4. thankins macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2007
    10.6 and 10.5 are pretty much the same thing - it should point you in the right direction at least

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