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Re: multiple users, one ISP address?



On Sat, Aug 17, 2002 at 11:16:06AM -0400, Jeff Maxson wrote:
| 
| Main question:
| Is it possible to set up exim or procmail or something to distribute
| email to different users, even through the same internet address?
| 
| More detail:
| I've got a 4 year old that I would like to indoctrinate/brainwash/etc
| into linux instead of windows.  I've got him to goof around with
| xpenguins, xpuyopuyo, onko, and just plain old slammin' keys.  I'd
| like it if his grandparents could send him email too (reading with
| mutt and some help from Dad of course), but my ISP only supplies 1
| email address (mine).  If I ask the g-parents to tag their subject
| line "<kid's name>: blah blah blah", is there some way to set up exim
| or procmail such that if it sees any notes with that sort of pattern
| it gets routed to my kid's user account, otherwise send it to mine?
| It would be cool if I could pull that off...

Yes, that is actually very easy to do if the sender properly tags
every message.  For example using an exim filter file :

if $h_Subject: matches "^<kid's name>:" then
    save /var/mail/<kids_acct>
endif

(assuming you have write permission on his mailspool; if not, then
forward the message to his account instead and let exim deliver it
locally, the way you would do it if you weren't the sys admin)

-D

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