6.2.4 Mailutils Auth Mode

Mailutils module in ‘auth’ mode uses GNU Mailutils authorization mechanism to obtain user data. It returns ‘positive-reply’ if the data were retrieved and ‘negative-reply’ otherwise. This mode is often used for databases of local users and aliases. The key is normally a user name (either local part or fully qualified).

See section Example: Using smapd with MeTA1, for an example on how to use it.