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Creating a new user account in Solaris

I don't know about Solaris or Unix systems and recently at my company the IT administrator of the Unix systems left. We need to create a mail account for a new person at the company. The mail server is Solaris. Can you help me with the command line?

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Sounds like you need to create mail for a new person on a Solaris server. I'm not sure what version you are using, but this should work for you.

First you'll need to create the user in Unix.

  1. # admintool &
  2. Edit the /etc/aliases file and enter in the Unix user name
  3. Run this command:
    # newaliases, which tells sendmail to re-read the alias' file.
Here is a great resource that should help you with all types of commands, known as the Rosetta Stone. Check out the sendmail Website for information on sendmail.

This was first published in September 2005

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