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Old 05-15-2002, 12:59 PM   #1
Slagazor
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Console based + POP3 NOT using fetchmail.


Anyone know of a console based email client that using pop3 for mail retrieval/sending instead of fetchmail?

Fetchmail, doesnt work well for me, because the way my ISP
(ATTBI) is setup i don't have a true host name.

When I add one to /etc/hosts, i can config fetchmail, but then
sendmail dies.

bleah.

So I want somthign like MUTT, thats console but will use POP3 for sending and retrieving...

Any ideas?


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Old 05-15-2002, 01:21 PM   #2
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Take a look at http://www.qcc.ca/~charlesc/software/getmail-2.0/ it performs a similar function to fetchmail but bypasses the MTA
 
Old 05-15-2002, 02:37 PM   #3
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Actually no dice, because MUTT, PINE etc still uses sendmail. I'm looking for somthing console based that
can send/retrieve via pop3.
 
Old 05-16-2002, 11:06 AM   #4
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Give yourself a hostname.. (most distros give you one by default. For example, in Slackware it's darkstar). then make sure that it is included an an alias in /etc/hosts for 127.0.0.1 (Your not really supposed to do this, but it works). Sendmail will then start up properly.
 
Old 05-16-2002, 03:09 PM   #5
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Not to be a newb but how does one give yerself a hostname
other then adding it into /etc/hosts ?



Rob
 
Old 05-16-2002, 03:49 PM   #6
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telnet your.pop3.server 110

 
  


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