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Old 06-21-2010, 12:06 PM   #1
oldgot
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Fetchmail configuration


I am trying to configure the fetchmail and I have this line on the configuration file

poll other.mail.server interval 4
user "otherusername" there with password "otherpasswd"


Please tell me how i do it? Is "mail.server" my isp server? and after configuration how do i fetch mail?

Thanks

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Old 06-21-2010, 01:44 PM   #2
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You can use the following ~/.fetchmailrc
Code:
poll other.mail.server protocol pop3 user "otherusername" password "otherpasswd"
where other.mail.server is the mail server you want to connect to fetch mail (usually it's your isp) and it's using pop3 protocol.
Afterwords you can run fetchmail either in daemon mode
Code:
fetchmail -d 300
so it polls mailserver every 300 seconds (5min), or through a cronjob

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Last edited by bathory; 06-21-2010 at 01:49 PM.
 
  


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