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According to the IITD policy accounts are created only for individuals and not for groups. The only exceptions are the special admin accounts and head of department accounts which an administrator can share with his/her secretary.

An email address of the type address@subdomain.iitd.ac.in is distinct from an user account and can be mapped to one or more users. All faculty members and identified administrators of departments and centers can create  mailing lists either under the domain "iitd.ac.in" or under department/center domains "dc.iitd.ac.in", and can add other members (LDAP users) to the list or allow others to subscribe/unsubscribe. Please login to https://userm.iitd.ernet.in/usermanage/lists.html for list management.

Please see http://ldap1.iitd.ernet.in/LDAP/dcs.html for mailing lists of the departments and centers that are currently defined.

Users can set up a procmail script  to redirect mails received through a list alias address to a special email folder. For example, assuming that the email address xray@physics.iitd.{ernet,ac}.in is mapped to the user userid, the following script installed as .procmailrc in the CSC home folder  of userid will redirect all mails addressed to xray@physics.iitd.{ernet,ac}.in  to a special folder called xray:

SHELL=/bin/sh
LINEBUF=4096
PATH=$HOME/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin
VERBOSE=off
MAILDIR=${HOME}/mail
DEFAULT=/var/mail/userid
XRAY=${MAILDIR}/xray
MYEMAIL=${HOME}/.myemail
FORMAIL=/usr/bin/formail
SPAMFOLDER=${MAILDIR}/SPAM
PMDIR=$HOME/.procmail
LOGFILE=$PMDIR/log

#
# Regenerate "From" lines to make sure they are valid
:0 fhw
| formail -I "From " -a "From "

:0:
* ^(TO|Cc:).*xray@physics.iitd.ac.in
|${FORMAIL} -A"X-Folder: XRAY" >> ${XRAY}

:0:
* ^(TO|Cc:).*xray@physics.iitd.ernet.in
|${FORMAIL} -A"X-Folder: XRAY" >> ${XRAY}
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 June 2012 11:21