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Re: Dr. Roy's suggestion on Email in India....

It does not require a leased line to provide different email ids to
people. All you require is a dial up connection from a Unix/Linux
machine. There's a email utility called fetchmail (or procmail) that
downloads mail from a mail server and using a script sorts out the mails
to individual mailboxes. For example, if your org has an account with
VSNL, say "try", with the email id as:


you could give individual email ids of the form:


When fetchmail downloads the mail, it will look for username and direct
it to the individual local account according to the script. More on this
on the PCQ issues betn. Jan. - June '98.


PS: BTW, I was appalled to read about the email policies at IISc.

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