[Nottingham] Complicated maybe impossible e-mail

Michael Simms lug at toomanysites.org
Fri Oct 2 15:04:38 UTC 2015

It seems like there is a simple answer.

You've identified that a webmail server would be simple for you to set 
up for them, and from there you're already at 90%.

When someone is in, and locking out others, time them out after say, 20 
minutes, and when someone times out, they can't log back in for 20 
minutes or something. Differentiate by IP address. Job done.

Michael Simms

On 02/10/15 15:44, stripes theotoky wrote:
> Dear Group,
> I am currently in Greece doing some volunteer work and have been asked
> to sort out e-mail by one of the villages. They saw I run Linux onthe
> laptop and assume I am a great computer guru because of it. How wrong
> they are.
> However the problem is this:
> They have an e-mail address info at somegreekvillage.eu
> <mailto:info at somegreekvillage.eu>
> This address is important and cannot be changed.
> E-mail sent to that address must be forwarded to 10 of the village
> members on their personal e-mail addresses.
> The e-mail will be answered and the answers will be sent from the info
> address.
> Somehow apparently by magic the reply will get from the personal email
> to the info mailserver and be sent on from there and every one of the 
> 10
> will know what has been written and will be able to pick up the thread
> of conversation if anyone bothers to write to them a second time.
> Problems:-
> 1). I don't see how to do it.
> 2). Everyone of the locals accesses their e-mail differently using
> addresses at gmail, yandex.com <http://yandex.com>, yahoo.com
> <http://yahoo.com> and otenet.gr <http://otenet.gr> accessing it via,
> webmail, IMAP and POP3.
> 3). Seems to be no version control in here so nothing stopping 2 or 
> more
> people answering the same e-mail at the same time.
> It seems to me that what they need is simple webmail which doesn't 
> allow
> concurrent logins to which all 10 of them have the username and
> password. The trouble seems to be that this would be simple and work 
> but
> would leave open the possiblity that someone could log in and never log
> out keeping the other 9 in the dark as to what was going on.
> Is it even possible to do it they way they want it done?
> Stripes
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