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Re: [SLUG] Fetchmail setup
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Fetchmail setup
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed May 2 16:52:02 2001
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<quote who="Andy Eager">
> 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 ?
> 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.
Okay, quick run through the setup:
- Set up a Linux box to act as the local mail server.
- Run an MTA of your choice on this box (postfix is very fast to set up, and
- Set up a fetchmail daemon to collect email from users accounts (or if
you're stuck with one, a domain in a box account) at the ISP and deliver
to local user accounts via the MTA.
- Conventially, these are stored in /var/spool/mail/<user> or ~/Maildir
depending on what you use.
- Set up IMAP on this server, so all your client machines can view email,
and probably use it as the SMTP host.
Lots of email sanity goodness. :)
o/~ In spite of all those keystrokes, you're addicted to vim.