[lug] Email screening
David L. Anselmi
anselmi at anselmi.us
Fri Mar 30 17:04:28 MDT 2012
Jason Brass wrote:
> I'd like to set up an email account where I can screen all emails and decide which ones will be
> delivered and which will be discarded (e.g., to protect minors from spam).
I asked about this a while ago and didn't get any replies.
I don't use gmail. (It's not Luddite, it's neo-Luddite ;-)
So I used /etc/aliases to deliver the minor's mail to a parent (minor gets his own address).
Both the minor and parent use Mozilla so I made the minor's Inbox a link to a folder of the
parent's. The minor's mail is auto-sorted to a review folder and approved mail is moved to the
minor's Inbox. Works pretty well as long as the parent and minor don't try to run Mozilla at the
same time (they don't in my case).
I think that if I move to imap a similar arrangement will work and may be more robust.
I don't screen outbound mail but I'm sure the server could be told to route the minor's outgoing to
the parent. Making it wait for review seems harder in my case.
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