[ILUG] Re: Multidrop Mail
uno at eircom.net
Sat Sep 16 15:55:25 IST 2000
I want to set up a school with a mail account for each student and
member of staff.
I'm planning on using a Linux box to act as a mail gateway and using a
system so the students can read their E-mail from any PC in the school.
I'd like to use only one public E-mail address for the school, something
<school at eircom.net> I then want to be able to filter incomming E-mails
into seperate internal Mail boxes (multidrop?)
To: "Paul" <school at eircom.net>
To: "John" <school at eircom.net>
To: "Brian" <school at eircom.net>
All these E-mails are addressed to the same E-mail addresses, but the
should allow me to drop these into seperate mail boxes Internally.
Outgoing mail should
have a similar format for the "From:" field.
I'm hoping use fetchmails multidrop features for incomming mail and
sendmail (or procmail) for outgoing mail.
Is this the way to go or would it be better to go for multiple E-mail
addresses (one for each student with >300 students)
The way I'm heading means that the students cannot read their mail from
outside the school, but I can't see an easy way
to allow them to access the mail inside and outside the school (we do
not have a constant internet connection)
The plan was to allow the Linux box to login and download all the mail
periodically and then let the students read it
when they can get access to a terminal.
Any suggestions, comments....?
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