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Old 05-10-2004, 03:44 PM   #16
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tell me somthing

does fetchmail retrieve emails from servers to a persons local pc and then later u use a email client to "download" it to your mail client from let's say /var/log/user ??? cause i dred going online checking my mail everytime i go online, i am looking for something that downloads mail to a central point without me having to open any email viewer like kmail or the sort and then i can check it at a later time when it is convienient to me ????

if that is true that fetchmail does whot i hope it does then i will be joining u elluva ...

laterz
 
Old 05-10-2004, 04:43 PM   #17
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fetchmail can be configured to use pretty much any delivery type you want. You can schedule it to download your mail every hour, or how often and however you want.

Try using the mbox format, most email client support reading it. That's how I have it setup, but on the other hand right now I only use Pine to read my mail.


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Old 05-11-2004, 08:08 AM   #18
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Well, I now use fetchmail to download my email to /var/log/mail/username and then procmail gets it to my home folder in mbox format in a single file /home/username/mail/mbox. It does this very well. I think this is what g452 wants a this is what I wanted as well. Now the thing I'd like is just to read my mail from that location. Now KMail still takes my mail out of the file and into my KMail mail folder.
This isn't what I wanted, though I know it has to be possible, 'cause this is one of the reasons why fetchmail is so popular (or not?). Still I can't seem to find how you can configure your mail client so you don't have this problem...
 
Old 05-11-2004, 08:54 AM   #19
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Sorry, I am not familiar with KMail so I cannot really help you with that. One option that is common in email clients is "Leave messages on server" (instead of deleting them when you have read them) but perhaps this is only available for POP3?


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Old 05-11-2004, 10:10 AM   #20
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that's indeed only with pop3, it really is a kmail thingie, since I installed evolution and there I didn't have that problem with the same options... Maybee, I'll just stop using kmail...
 
Old 05-11-2004, 10:14 AM   #21
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hey, I just thought of something... is it possible to make procmail deliver mail in the maildir format? Since kmail saves its mails in Maildir, I could just let them come in the same dir...
 
Old 05-11-2004, 02:31 PM   #22
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well - i just had a swing at fetchmail and after some trial and error i got it to deliver mail to /var/spool/mail/&user - yipee ! - i checked in with mutt and gkrellm sais there is mail -

i never was a kmail fan - somehow never could get it to do whot i wanted and recently discovered evolution - and well haven't looked back since -

i think me and fetchmail gonna be very good friends cause i don't need to download emails anymore FM does it for me so all i have to do later is use evolution and read it !!!

i am strugling though with one thing i have slack 9.1 installed on 2 seperate partitions so they work individually - the first one is the full install and the second is full install for the exception of gnome and kde and xfree86 for the reason of trying out dropline gnome - now thing is this on the first clean install i can run fetchmailconf gui but the dropline system that is the same as first but only with dropline can't run FMconf ?? y is this ?? does it need xfree86 or something cause it complains bout python Tkinter and there is not much diff between the two installs ??? any ideas ???

btw - how do i run fetchmail at startup like a deamon ?????? or rather can it be done - besides for configuring fetchmail i don't want anything more to do with it except for it to fetch(my)mail ...

laterz

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Old 05-11-2004, 05:27 PM   #23
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put in your .bash_profile:

fetchmail -d 300

300 specifies the number of seconds between 2 checks on mail, so this will result in a check after every 5 minutes...
 
  


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