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Re: A new user management tool



On Sat, 2008-05-24 at 00:29 +0100, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-05-23 at 09:06 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> <snip>
> > > At least for some SMBs (those who don't trust Google/Yahoo/... with
> > > their mails), a user mgmt tool should at some point (by way of a plugin
> > > or else) do exactly that, e.g. log into the company's cyrus-imapd and
> > > create a mailbox for the user. Maybe that's better suited for the
> > > enterprisey kind of user mgmt tool, however.
> > 
> > In fact, an earlier draft of the design had the idea of plugins for this
> > kind of setup tasks. Maybe we'll have to revisit it. 
> > For the client-side email setup, I guess you could get 90% of the way
> > there sabayon - just give the user a sabayon profile that has all the
> > mail configuration set up except for the email address, that evolution
> > can then pick up from the user service... 
> 
> I'm not sure we should be having e-mail addresses, or even e-mail setup
> in the system (unless it was possible to do for sysadmins as a Python
> plugin, or something).

That's roughly what I meant -- this would really only have a tangible
benefit in multi user situations with homogenous email settings, e.g. a
company where most users will have mail addresses that can be generated
programatically ("username domain tld",
"firstname surname domain tld", ...), with known POP/IMAP/SMTP servers.
Granted, "multi" may be as low as "2", for instance home user systems
where you have one computer buff in the family who administrates the
system.

Nils
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