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#21

Multiple INBOXes? not me. All I know is I filter for my single address.
(Also never dared to use X-loop, using a different final destination mailbox instead.)

Anyway, with a fancy enough .procmailrc, you could certainly do
many->one->many. Note that some mail is “undisclosed recipients”, so
you need to bifurcate on “Received …for” headers.

Anyways everything is hunky dory, except if I am at a terminal at a
public library that blocks port 22 so I can’t use putty to read via
mutt on my shell account.

Whereupon all I can use is http(s) to webmail, which is like “driving
with the steering wheel locked”…


#22

See, I keep mailboxes for quite a few people and many of them are complaining about spam.

So if I were to help them fight spam, what would be easier -

create an additional shell user per each mail user (tens of people),

OR

setup a centralized one-shell-user system and bulk-edit all mailboxes just adding a forward to them
?


#23

Let’s see: the only way to not need to teach those many users new tricks is to forward filtered mails back to their mailboxes with X-loop added (better test first to see if it works, as it is all “closed source” (configuration is on closed access mail server).

This would be your
"setup a centralized one-shell-user system and bulk-edit all mailboxes just adding a forward to them"

So in total you would still have your e.g.34 mailboxes, plus one additional shell account. Better than 68 mailboxes though. P.S.: untested.

Note however http://wiki.dreamhost.com/SMTP_quota, which by the way sometimes breaks… I got a “overquota bounce” when I filtered the reply notice that I got from you replying to this very message, even though I’ve never been anywhere near any limits. So all bets are off.


#24

Is there other interest in this sort of service?

It sounds interesting but you would end up losing out on a lot of redundancy and fault tolerance in exchange for the added flexibility. That’s a trade-off you’re willing to make, I guess?

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