On Sun, 11 Jun 2000 16:13:55 Lars Hecking wrote:
>> NFS mounted home or mail spool directories can get you in hell's kitchen
> so far as mail delivery is concerned. The most sensible option is probably
> to set up an imap server. Should work pretty well with non-Unix clients,
Thanks. On a more detailed level, I want to be able to simulate what the user
would experience on a single multi-user machine, i.e., immediate delivery of
mail to a users inbox with tools such as xmailbox, xbiff working as they would on a
single machine. This would involve some centrally accessible set of mailboxes.
Is this impractical?
The way I would see imap working in this context would be to have somthing like
fetchmail running in the users account polling the imap server. Then have
procmail deliver the incomming mail to the users home directory (which would be nfs
mounted). I'm not too worried about non-Unix clients at this point.
My background: I have been using Linux at home for some years now but generally
use NT at work. One of the things that I like about Linux and Unix is that
email can be handled at the system level without depending on a particular client.
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