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Old 09-09-2006, 10:45 AM   #1
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sync two mail servers


Hello all.

I'd like to know, is it possible to set up a mailserver on a local lan (192.168/16) such that it constantly polls an IMAP/POP3 server running QMail on the Internet? Then, users can check their email from the local mailserver, instead of from the Internet.

Is there any such solution?

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Old 09-09-2006, 12:32 PM   #2
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sounds like good old fetchmail to me.
 
Old 09-10-2006, 04:10 AM   #3
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Well, the problem with fetchmail is that it does only one account at a time. Multiple instances of fetchmail won't run. And if there's a really large mail in one account, then other smaller emails in other accounts have to wait.

What then??
 
Old 09-10-2006, 04:42 AM   #4
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Hi,

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Originally Posted by branden_burger
Well, the problem with fetchmail is that it does only one account at a time. Multiple instances of fetchmail won't run.
Are you sure? I am using fetchmail for that exact purpose, with no problem. fetchmail is started from the respective user's cron.

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Old 09-10-2006, 10:19 AM   #5
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Really? I was running fetchmail in daemon mode, with the accounts specified in root's .fetchmailrc file.

That was too slow, so I tried running multiple fetchmails with different fetchmailrc files (all as root), and that didn't work.

Didn't try the different users' cron approach though. How many users are you downloading mail for?

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