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Old 09-12-2010, 01:51 PM   #1
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Setting up Getmail with Alpine


Hi.
I'm trying to set up Getmail with Alpine. This is because I have a pop mail account, and I want to be able to recieve and reply to mail without beeing online.

My question is what to type under the [destination] paragraph.
I don't know what type mailbox Alpine uses and where the INBOX is located, that is where Getmail should deliver the mail?

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Old 09-12-2010, 01:54 PM   #2
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In the destination section, I have

[destination]
type = Mboxrd
path = /var/spool/mail/username

Mboxrd is the "standard" UNIX mail format, I think (see the getmail documentation). For the path, you just specify the path to your user's mailbox, which should be similar to that given above, but might just be /var/mail/username. Look in /var and see if you have such directories.
 
Old 09-12-2010, 02:30 PM   #3
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Hi again.
I have the /var/spool/mail. But there is no folder with username.
I've tried to create a folder with my username, but neither Alpine or Getmail will accept it?

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Old 09-13-2010, 01:30 AM   #4
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It shouldn't be a folder (directory), but just a file. I'm not sure what to do in that case, but maybe running "newaliases" is the answer (see this thread, though I'm not sure if the OP meant that was the fix for the first problem). You might want to try googling to try and find a solution (in case someone else doesn't reply here).
 
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:16 PM   #5
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Hi again.
Thanks to your reply I got it working. I just used the touch command and created a file (not a directory). Linked to it in Alpine and Getmail and it works.

Thanks
 
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Cool. You might want to mark this thread as solved in that case (see "Thread tools" at the top).
 
  


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