How to rename user account (email)

What is best approach to rename user account (email)?

I’d recommend keeping the account (for login purposes) and just adding an alias for the new address so the user can send mail under whatever they need.

If the user uses ownCloud, then that’s the only option. ownCloud doesn’t support renaming a user account. If the user doesn’t use ownCloud, you can:

  1. Use the admin to archive the old user account. The mailbox will be left untouched.
  2. Rename their mailbox directory in /home/user-data/mail/mailboxes/_domain_/_user_ to have the new domain and/or email for the new address.
  3. Use the admin to create the new user.

I have not actually ever done this, but it should work. If the user has any data in ownCloud, it’ll still be in the ownCloud database but will be inaccessible.

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Thanks for quick answer Joshua.

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