Sharing mailbox between 'login accounts' - i.e. for remote devices...

Karl Pielorz kpielorz_lst at
Tue Jun 18 06:36:44 EDT 2013


On our IMAP server we have a shared folder, accessed by a number of the IT 
support team.

At the moment we've setup separate 'unix' accounts for these people - e.g. 
'tech1', 'tech2', 'tech3' - and then given them rights to the mailbox 

However, this means they all technically have their own mailboxes (tech1, 
tech2 etc.)

Is there anyway of 'attaching' more than 1 login credential (i.e. unix 
account) to a shared mailbox? - i.e. So that 'tech1' logs in, but the 
system maps them to use the mailbox 'technical', 'tech2' logs in - but 
again the system maps them to the mailbox 'technical'.

The main reason is a number of iDevices and clients don't like having the 
different mailboxes associated with the account - and users have to 
remember to 'drill down' through the hierarchy (if they can even see it).

I realise there should probably be a way of doing this on the clients (i.e. 
when you log in, look 'here' for your mailbox) - but that doesn't seem to 
consistently work across all the clients we use :( - It would be a lot 
simpler to have different usernames/passwords associated to a single 



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