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    How many accounts (2002)

    Hi I have a small web site and want to have 4 emails set up staff1@domain.com x 4 etc.
    Should i set up 4 accounts in outlook to receive the emails. Or just one. thanks

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    Re: How many accounts (2002)

    Where is the mail coming into, one single mailbox at your ISP? Are you running a mail server?

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    Re: How many accounts (2002)

    and where is the mail going to - one machine receiving on behalf of all users, or one machine for each user?

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    Re: How many accounts (2002)

    It took me an hour to find reply button on this forum. I have no chance...
    My host for my site is www.winsave.com with email. I want to set up 5 email accounts 1@mydomain.com 2@mydomain.com etc.
    It seems I cannot use this host to handle my email (client?) Should I use my outlook 2002. I want my client to copy and forward email to several addresses and only accept mail by strict filtering and delete all others. Should i have a catch all at my host (www.winsave.com) forwarded to outlook, or have outlook accept diff accounts and set 5 at my host.

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    Re: How many accounts (2002)

    I use Outlook to catch mail for more than one person and use mail rules to forward mail
    It does require Outlook to be running for such forwarding to work.

    That is, if Outlook is configured for downloading from your host, rules can then disciminate between messages and forward according to rules. If you have several addresses (1@ 2@ ...) that makes the rule selection easier (because you can discriminate based on the 'to' address).

    The rules will work fine if coded as

    If 1@ then forward to real 1@ and delete and process no more rules
    If 2@ ditto
    If n@ ditto
    Delete

    The only minor problem I can see with this scheme is that all recipient addresses will see the message as having come from you, rather than the originator, and, I cannot quite understand why they do not receive their own mail directly using any one of a number of POP3 free clients.

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