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> Multiple SpamCop E-Mail accounts needed?
post Sep 23 2005, 09:49 AM
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Developed from a newsgroup exchange - a few edits, much snipping ...
If I sign up, would the SC Email be able to be configured to connect to all
of my email accounts (I have 3) at the same time, or would I need one SC
Email account for each of my email accounts?

Three accounts can easily be handled via a single account,
whether they are forwarded or POP'd depends on your
Host capabilities and your desires.
See SpamCop Email Account Setup
Here's a different take on the question, which may or
may not be what Borgholio meant.  Other people might
wonder, though.

It depends on whether those 3 different email accounts
ultimately end up in the same inbox. If, for example,
you do as I do and use the same Eudora reader to fetch
mail from all your accounts and read them in the same inbox,
then no, you only need one SC email filtering account.

On the other hand, if the messages sent to those 3
email accounts end up in different inboxes, such as
a home PC and a work PC, or 3 different family members
sharing a home PC with individual user logins, then maybe
you need separate SC email filtering accounts. Or maybe
you don't, depending on how tricky you want to get with
handling your email.

It could be possible to funnel several different email
addresses into a single SC email filtering account, and
then when SC forwards the filtered ham to the single
delivery email address, have that delivery address
fan out the ham to multiple individual recipient accounts.
Procmail could probably do it, but it would take a small
bit of work. A Unix hacker would rub his/her hands
together and enjoy the challenge. A home PC user
most likely would not :-)

If your email ends up on a host with Procmail installed,
such as a Unix or Linux box, you might have the building
blocks needed to assemble a way to do it. It's not
built-in. If you are using a typical home PC running
Windows, and reading your email with Outlook Express,
then you probably won't be able to combine the 3 email
sources into one SC email filter, and then separate it
back out into 3 separate destination inboxes.

SUMMARY: if all those 3 email accounts ultimately
end up in the same place, then sure, send them all to
your SC email filtering account, and have it forward
the filtered ham to your single central destination.

But if you want to use a single SC filtering account to
filter and deliver email to multiple separate email
recipients (such as different family members or different
employees), it's not straightforward. Best to get a
separate SC email account for each.

Don Wannit

You can use IMAP and have SC filter the email which will make it easier
to keep the different accounts sorted.

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