Re: Using one mailbox at ISP for many people
On Fri, Feb 28, 2003 at 03:45:35PM +0000, Jonathan Matthews wrote:
> Hi all
> [BRIEF SUMMARY - How do I segregate one mail stream from one mailbox
> at my ISP into different users locally?]
> At the moment, I'm the only person using my machine. However, having
> installed the GNOME 2.2 backport, I've finally got a desktop that I feel
> happy in sitting my SO down in front of and not worrying that she'll
> find it so confusing that she runs screaming from the room. Yes, she's
> not the most technical of sorts, but she tries hard :-)
> I'm trying to set her up using, for the sake of simplicity and general
> "nicely-integrated" reasons, balsa as her MUA.
> She's been using mail.com for a web-based account for a while, but it
> sucks (slow AND featureless). I'd like to get her up and running with
> my machine, and using my email ISP.
> I receive all email to <anything>@jaycee.uklinux.net. I'd like her to
> have a specific one at that domain. For the benefit of any
> bottom-feeders harvesting the archives, let's say she's going to get
> firstname.lastname@example.org. :-)
> The problem is that I get only one actual physical mailbox at
> uklinux.net, and all email to @jaycee.uklinux.net gets delivered to it.
> The username it's sent to /is/ preserved in the headers, however.
> What combination of programs do I use to get one mailbox successfully
> segregated when it hits my machine? I'm using fetchmail -> exim ->
> procmail at the moment, but I've lurked on the procmail list long enough
> not to ask about using it as a MDA (or is it an MTA that it shouldn't
> be treated as?).
fetchmail can separate them, _if_ the ISP doesn't strip out envelope
addresses from the Received: headers. Look for 'multidrop' in the
> Any help gratefully received and appreciated.
> -- jc
> $ cat .me/contactdetails/home
> $ cat .me/contactdetails/work
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> with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org