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I managed to get kmail to send messages but it does not check for new mail. I do not have a mail server at the moment. My email is with yahoo. I tried pop3 imap maildir and local mailbox. None of the four worked. I checked the help files and still don't know what to do.
Originally posted by HadesThunder I managed to get kmail to send messages but it does not check for new mail. I do not have a mail server at the moment. My email is with yahoo. I tried pop3 imap maildir and local mailbox. None of the four worked. I checked the help files and still don't know what to do.
You may want to check into fetchyahoo.
>$ apt-cache show fetchyahoo
Maintainer: Chris Lawrence <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Depends: perl, libhtml-parser-perl, libmime-perl, libwww-perl, libio-socket-ssl-perl, liburi-perl, libcrypt-ssleay-perl
Suggests: spamassassin | bogofilter
Description: Retrieve mail from Yahoo!'s webmail service
FetchYahoo is a Perl script that downloads mail from a Yahoo! webmail
account to a local mail spool, an mbox file, or to procmail. It is
meant to replace fetchmail for people using Yahoo! mail since Yahoo!'s
POP and email forwarding services are no longer free. It includes all
parts and attachments within the email. It can also forward the email
to a specified address.
Home Page: http://fetchyahoo.twizzler.org/
Originally posted by HadesThunder Thanks for help. I got fetch yahoo and its running now, but I don't know how to use my mail client to get mail from my spool or mbox file
It looks like with this option.
--spoolfile=spool-file use spool-file as the file to spool messages to
if spool-file ends with / it is treated as a
maildir format directory
You can specify a directory for the spoolfile when you download and have it treated as a maildir. So try creating a new Folder in Kmail called Yahoo as type maildir then when you run the fetchyahoo use --spoolfile=/home/user_name/Mail/Yahoo/ and it should download the mail to the new folder you created if I a correct in my reading of the option and you should be able to read it in Kmail, you would of course change user_name to the actual user name on the machine.
You would need to give me a step by step as I have not done this before and am still a bit new to linux. I concur with your instructions but can you tell me where I can get a spool file for rpm mandrake 9.1? I tried google but only got frustrated windows users looking for a replacement to their corrupt spool file.