[Nottingham] Complicated maybe impossible e-mail

Dylan Swift dylan.swift at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 15:11:31 UTC 2015

A mail-list?

one address for incoming email -> all 10 receive the email that came in &
each user will see any and all responses as the mail-list will
re-distribute any responses to all.

On 2 October 2015 at 16:04, Michael Simms <lug at toomanysites.org> wrote:

> 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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