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Old 10-14-2003, 10:04 AM   #1
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Question Where to start for email setup

I have a smoothwall firewall at home. I am tired of losing messages from my ISP, so I want to set up some kind of email system at home, that will pick up, maybe scan for spam, then deliver to another internal system. I have RH9 distro. I won't be using a private domain, I just need to move the mail from the ISP to an internal storage area for later viewing.

I just don't know where to begin.


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Old 10-14-2003, 01:09 PM   #2
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if you mean you want to get mail from your ISP email account then you could maybe use fetchmail. That will pop the mail off your ISP's email server and store the messages on your system.

There is probably a better alternative but I have used fetchmail before just to see what it would do. It erased the messaged from the original server and stored them on my local machine.
Old 10-14-2003, 06:28 PM   #3
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If you just want to retrieve messages onto your computer at a regular schedule, can't you just use any mail program such as kmail or balsa (or pine) and keep this program open , set it to check for new mail every x minutes which will then be delivered to your inbox? Maybe this isn't a high-tech solution but as far as I understand your question, this might be a solution.

If this isn't the solution, and if you explain what it is you want more precisely, I'm sure anyone would be glad to help

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Old 10-14-2003, 07:33 PM   #4
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fetchmail would be a great solution.


man fetchmail

for the many options, if you decide to use it and have questions, go ahead and post them .

For filtering you can use something like procmail (mail filtering tool), or postfix(mail server that can do filtering). There are many many options here.

Something like spamassassin will combine global and user filters and only filter incoming mail one time for all.

you could use fetchmail and procmail or spamassassin and will not need a mail server like postfix.


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