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Old 04-23-2004, 02:01 PM   #1
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What protocal do I use kmail


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.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 02:28 PM   #2
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it appears that you must subscribe to a service to accomplish this. have a look here

http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/mail/pop/pop-02.html

hope that helps.
good luck.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 03:27 PM   #3
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Re: What protocal do I use kmail

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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.

Code:
>$ apt-cache show fetchyahoo
Package: fetchyahoo
Priority: optional
Section: mail
Installed-Size: 96
Maintainer: Chris Lawrence <lawrencc@debian.org>
Architecture: all
Version: 2.6.2-1
Depends: perl, libhtml-parser-perl, libmime-perl, libwww-perl, libio-socket-ssl-perl, liburi-perl, libcrypt-ssleay-perl
Recommends: procmail
Suggests: spamassassin | bogofilter
Filename: pool/main/f/fetchyahoo/fetchyahoo_2.6.2-1_all.deb
Size: 27718
MD5sum: 1c828fe35dcaf70484963edf5d1d0e42
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/
 
Old 04-23-2004, 06:26 PM   #4
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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
 
Old 04-23-2004, 07:22 PM   #5
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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.

Code:
--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.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 08:02 PM   #6
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i understand what to do now, but can you recommend a site where I can download a rpm version of spool, as it is also a windows file. Could it have been installed by default?
 
Old 04-26-2004, 08:02 PM   #7
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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.
 
  


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