Sometimes you need mail adresses and postboxes that need to be accessed by multiple persons. In a company for example there could be a mailbox firstname.lastname@example.org and if you are planning for example a wedding it can be a good idea to have an accoutn email@example.com that can be accessed by you and yor (future) wife. It is definitly not the best idea to create a “normal” account and just give the password to all people who might need it. This might leed to confusion (and data loss). In my opnion accounts should always be bound to a person.
The solution for my <bbr title=”Local Delivery Agent”LDA (aka mailserver) dovecot is called “SharedMailboxes”, ie mailboxes that are shared between users and linked to their accounts. It wasn’t that easy to setup but finally I could get it to work in the following way:
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