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Old 03-15-2006, 03:21 PM   #1
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how to set up email -basics


I have read a few posts, however, I still can't make my
command line email up and running. I may be missing
some obvious basic points. What criteria do I need to meet
to be able to do it
1. Obviously I am connected to internet (broadband, behind ASDL router)
2. I have 2 email accounts: with gmail and on my own domain.

Do I need to open any ports? Do I need to change the names
from localhost@localdomain to anything else? How?
What other basic things do I need to do?
I was trying to do it with Mutt (I realise that I need something more than Mutt, ie. fetchmail or something, but I couldn't do it either.

I have Centos 4.2 (64-bit)

The other thing is when I set up Firefox on windows it works for both accounts, on Centos, on the other hand, it doesn't (with the same settings) - can't connect to the server.
What's wrong? If anyone is willing to help, please
bear in mind that I am a newbie
thanks
 
Old 03-15-2006, 05:26 PM   #2
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Ok, let's start from getmail
My config file is as follows

Quote:
[options]
verbose = 0
delete = True

[retriever]
type = SimplePOP3Retriever
server = pop.gmail.com
username = blahblahblah
password = blahblahblah

[destination]
type = MDA_external
path = /usr/bin/procmail
unixfrom = True
In the retriever section I have also tried
port = 995

But still, every time after a few minutes I get


Quote:
[hemarcin@localhost .getmail]$ getmail -v
getmail version 4.5.4
Copyright (C) 1998-2006 Charles Cazabon. Licensed under the GNU GPL version 2.
SimplePOP3Retriever:hemarcin@pop.gmail.com:995:
getmailrc: operation error (timeout during connect)
0 messages retrieved, 0 skipped
[hemarcin@localhost .getmail]$
 
Old 03-16-2006, 01:08 PM   #3
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can anyone answer? So far you have always been of much help for me, and I am grateful, what about this question? haha
If it's difficult to state the reason for it without physically checking my box,
please, write it, or that my question is too stupid, vague, or anything. please, write it, just one sentence
thank you
 
  


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