Request for Help: Creating Email Addresses Programmatically

I am setting up a forum for the Schlueter family at I’d like to create an email address for each new user.

However, I’m finding myself at a loss for how to go about creating an email address programmatically (in a PHP script which will be an add-on component of the Mambo/Joomla CMS, to be precise.)

Anyone know how to create an email address programmatically on a Linux/Apache box? I would normally use CPanel to do this, but it would be a major pain to have to create an email address for each person, so I’d like them to be able to create/read/send without leaving the site.

(At worst, make them log into Horde, or somehow bypass the Horde login process once they’ve already logged into the site, or whatever.)

One Response to “Request for Help: Creating Email Addresses Programmatically”

  1. On September 13th, 2005 at 09:00:45, Isaac Said:

    I think that I might have found a solution. There’s a script called CpAccountCreator that can do just about everything that I need it to. Unfortunately, it seems as if it was coded with php 1.0 in mind - all short-tags (just <? instead of the full <?php), and references to $_POST variables by name, meaning that it won’t work out-of-the-box unless register_globals is turned on. Also, there’s lots of unnecessary double-quotes, resulting in unnecessary server parsing, with stuff like $variable = "$othervariable";

    But, the concept is there, and it’s a pretty smart implementation, creating a MySQL database, FTP account, Subdomain, and email account for each user that you register. It’ll take a bit of editing (basically a full rewrite) to clean up the code, and then some more work to make it into a plugin for Mambo/Joomla, but progress is being made!

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