I think I got this config from Suresh Ramasubramanian's email guide
back in '99, but I'm not sure.
I use fetchmail by commanding:
fetchmail -d 300
My .fetchmailrc file for a sample
set postmaster "fancy"
set no spambounce
set properties ""
poll mail.yourisp.com with proto IMAP
user 'ispusername' there with password 'isp-password' is 'fancy' here
chmod 600 ./.fetchmailrc after you edit.
E-mail will be delivered to the file /var/spool/mail/<user>
, so set your e-mail client to use local delivery or to use the directory that procmail filters it to.
# Common e-mail tools
- sends mail to local users (and internet when configured correctly)
- gets mail from internet accounts (non-Hotmail type)
- sorts and delivers into separate mailboxes
- mail client that sucks less than all the others
Email the Linux Way
Suresh Ramasubramanian's email guide
The Linux Mail User HOWTO
The Linux Electronic Mail Administrator HOWTO
Why use Hotmail when there is LinuxMail
, a utility to download mail from Hotmail type accounts