I want to use Eudora to download only my girlfriend's mail (saved in
a separate file) from a POP server. However, a POP server
(pretty much) will only download the mail from one's default system
Therefore before downloading my girlfriend's mail I need to:
o Temporarily put my girlfriend's mail in my system mailbox (in my case
this is $HOME/.mail)
o Forward general incoming mail to a temporary system mailbox.
After the download completes I need to reverse the process:
o Copy any mail I received in the temporary mailbox to the
regular system mailbox (i.e., to $HOME/.mail)
o Re-route mail coming in back to the system mailbox (to $HOME/.mail)
I have not mastered the subtlties of lockfiles yet. So how can I do the
above SAFELY, that is -- temporarily use my default system mailbox to
download a special set of mail messages -- without losing incoming mail
in the process.
Suggestions appreciatively accepted,