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How can I share an email account

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by El Zagna, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. El Zagna

    El Zagna Registered

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    I need to have one of my email accounts go to two different people. Each of us is using Outlook Express as our desktop email manager.

    One approach has been to set the account in OE to "Leave a copy on the server for X number of days" but that seems to be an inelegant solution and prone to glitches.

    Is there a better way?
     
  2. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    How about this:

    You have Account1 and Account2 set up as mail accounts. Then you also set up a forwarder so Account1@ forwards to Account2@ so both parties receive all emails.
     
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    Well, I just tried that and the message cPanel responded with was, "All email sent to Account1@xyz.com will now be redirected to Account2@xyz.com."

    "Redirected" implies that Account1 won't ever see the email. I need to make sure that both Account1 and Account2 get the same emails.
     
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    In cPanel, a single account with a forwarder will receive emails as well as forward emails to another address, thus creating 2 copies of the email.
     
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    Good, that's what I want.

    I've got to tell you, though, that the instructions and messages that are part of cPanel really need some work. I just mentioned the misleading implication of the term "redirect" but here's another, this time from the Domain Forwarding Maintenance page:

    First of all the phrase "if you setup bob.com to redirect sam.com" should probably be "if you setup bob.com to redirect to sam.com", but beyond that it still leaves you wondering whether the email will still appear at bob.com.

    Finally I don't even know what that last sentence means, "Any valid pop accounts existing on the domain forwarding was set up on will still receive mail and no forward will be sent." I think it's trying to say that if there is no match on the target domain, the mail will still be received at the source domain.
     
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    I have brought this thread to the attention of our design team as you are making some valid points. :)
     
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