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Re: Using one mailbox at ISP for many people



On Fri, Feb 28, 2003 at 04:32:57PM +0000, Glyn Millington wrote:
> Jonathan Matthews <jaycee.removeifnotspam@jaycee.uklinux.net> writes:
> 
> > Hi all
> >
> > [BRIEF SUMMARY - How do I segregate one mail stream from one mailbox 
> > at my ISP into different users locally?]
> 
> > 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?).
> 
> Procmail is _exactly_ what you want for this!  The package description:-
[snip]

Thaks Glyn - I've already got procmail doing list sorting, a bit of spam 
catching and so on.

I'm wondering how to get a machine-wide procmail set up so that each 
user (well, me, really - I doubt my SO'll be at that stage for a while 
:-) can have their own .procmailrc applied /after/ the mail hits the box 
and is seperated to different users.

> Have a look at man  procmail  
>                     procmailrc
>                     procmailex
> 

procmailex gives me one match for "user", and a few for "different", 
none of which seem to address this problem.

I know it's a very powerful program as I've gone through setting it up a 
few times as different hard disks have gone down (backups - I've heard 
of them ...), but the procmail list does seem flame people quite often 
for daring to ask about using procmail in this manner.  "It's not an 
MDA!!!!", apparently.

So, how do I get mail from /one/ incoming mailbox to be delivered to 
different local accounts and not have to make the account owners take 
any special precautions because of this?

Thanks!

-- jc



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