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Is there an open source application that can download e-mails from a generic POP mail server, keep a copy of the mails locally and then deliver copies to multiple accounts on a LAN? I have a friend who uses a group e-mail account, and more than one person is always hooked onto that account. The problem is they cannot leave e-mail on the server, as it eats out their webhosting space, but if someone downloads a message in Outlook, the other users do not see that message.

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fetchmail can download messages from POP3 and distribute them to multiple recipients.

The real problem, however, is sharing a single mailbox. All current mail servers support pointing a single alias (for example, support@domain) to a group of recipients.

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fetchmail isn't available for windows but I guess aliasing will solve the problem, thanks a ton – Kumar Sep 5 '11 at 9:06
@Kumar: You tagged your question with Linux. Expect Linux answers. – grawity Sep 5 '11 at 9:17
I realised later that my deployment platform isn't Linux :( – Kumar Sep 5 '11 at 16:23

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