Re: Using one mailbox at ISP for many people
On Fri, Feb 28, 2003 at 04:32:57PM +0000, Glyn Millington wrote:
> Jonathan Matthews <email@example.com> 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:-
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
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
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?