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Re: [SLUG] Fetchmail setup
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Fetchmail setup
- From: Andy Eager <andrew.eager@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed May 2 16:37:01 2001
Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Andy Eager">
> > So I run fetchmail on my server and have clients (netscape and that other one
> > that I'm not allowed to name) read mail from the server using IMAP also ?
> Yep; and fetchmail is nice for collecting multiple accounts and delivering
> to specific users, etc.
I had a look at fetchmail and set up a simple .fetchmailrc looking like:
poll <my_mail_svr> proto auto user "myname" pass "my_pass"
I used imap in place of 'auto' above but that didn't work. Pressumably my ISP
doesn't support IMAP. I noticed that with auto it tried imap first anyway then
POP3 which did work.
When it download a test email, it bombed out after the read saying:
" SMPT connect to localhost failed"
Does this mean I need to have sendmail running as well ?
Can't it just download the messages on its own and leave them somewhere for me to
read them later ?
> [ The answer is to this again is IMAP, your message store is always on the
> server in that case. Thus you can use any client, and all your mail is in
> one place, easy to backup, etc. ]
When you say server, I assume thats my server not the ISP's .
I cant see anything in fetchmail that tells me how / where the mail is stored.