[TriLUG] mail help needed
Matthew.Frye at rexhealth.com
Tue Dec 2 09:40:20 EST 2003
Fetchmail as a daemon stays out of the way nicely... fetchmail -d 900.
> From: Stephen Hoffman[SMTP:srhoffman at bellsouth.net]
> Reply To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
> Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 8:58 AM
> To: gregbrown at mindspring.com; Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
> Subject: Re: [TriLUG] mail help needed
> nothing more then a cron job or daemon...basically create a file in your
> home directory called ".fetchmailrc" and add something like this...
> poll mail.bellsouth.net
> proto pop3
> user "youruid"
> pass "yourpass"
> is localaccount
> no ssl
> I then run this as a cron job every 5 minutes (you can also run fetchmail
> as a daemon and just have is sleep for 300 seconds) and use IMAP to pick
> my mail up. This has worked for every POP and IMAP account I have ever
> had. If you want to pick up Hotmail email, I would recommend Gotmail.
> Both of these methods preserve the headers (although they add there own
> entries) so mail sent to my bellsouth account shows as email that was sent
> to my bellsouth account and my hotmail is shown as being addressed to
> @hotmail.com. I actually use this to my benefit by sorting with procmail
> to get the messages in the right folders.
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