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Old 11-02-2005, 05:15 AM   #1
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Fetching mails with Mutt


Yet another shameless plug:

http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=05/10/07/172259

The article covers using fetchmail to download mails from your gmail account and then reading them using mutt.

Cheers!
 
Old 11-26-2005, 07:12 AM   #2
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IMHO sendmail is too complex and excessively powerful for the home using. I
myself use exim4/fetchmail/mutt. I do not care of using neither sendmail, nor
procmail.
 
Old 11-27-2005, 06:00 AM   #3
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Procmail one doesn't need usually as its purpose here is to sort mails.
 
Old 11-27-2005, 06:22 AM   #4
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I was afraid of what would happen if one bad man sent me a big messgae (e.g.
50Mb). I think fetchmail definetely would download it whole, what is highly
undesirable. One can avoid this by using -limit or something like parameter
starting fetchmail. But there is another problem when that bad-bad man splits
100Mb into small files by 0.5Mb each. fetchmail for this offers a useful
parameter 'preconnect'. One could execute a script before any connection and
check whether one's mail box is greater than it is allowed. If it is so, script
should merely return non-null exitcode. If all right exit code should be 0.

Think it is valuable.
 
Old 11-27-2005, 12:45 PM   #5
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absolutely!

It is highly configurable. That is what I like about such programs. The great control they offer over such miniscule task as downloading messages from a mailbox.
 
  


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