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Old 05-09-2005, 09:26 AM   #1
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Installed Fetchmail and how do I collect mail from my XP box?


I have a Debian server 'Sarge' with Apache 1.3.33, PHP 4.3, MySQL 4 and Postfix working.

I've installed Fetchmail for the purpose of collecting POP3 mails from my ISP and how do I collect the mails from the Debian server to my XP box using email client like outlook?

This is what I've done:

1. Create a .fetchmailrc file in ~/ directory
2. Edit the .fetchmailrc by adding this:

Code:
poll pop.ntlworld.com with proto POP3
user john.doe there with password xxxxxx is john here
I'm using john.doe@ntlworld.com as an example
I've already created a user account called 'john'.

3. Tested it by doing this:

# fetchmail -v

I can see that it is working since it is accessing my ISP server and downloading any messages.

What is the next thing I need to configure in order to access my POP3 mails from my XP box?

Last edited by ExCIA; 05-10-2005 at 06:51 PM.
 
Old 05-09-2005, 09:41 AM   #2
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I would think you just setup your XP machine to fetch from you nix box as if it were a POP source.
 
Old 05-09-2005, 10:28 AM   #3
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I did that before I post in here, which doesn't work.

In outlook, I did this:

XP Box-

Email: john.doe@ntlworld.com
Account: john.doe
Password: NTLWorld's password
pop: 192.168.0.3 <--- Fetchmail
smtp: 192.168.0.3 <--- Postfix

Debian server-

Debian server 's IP: 192.168.0.3

I created the user account 'john' by using adduser command
Am I suppose to use the account 'john' and the password or NTL's in the outlook setup?
 
Old 05-10-2005, 06:51 PM   #4
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