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Old 08-04-2004, 08:43 PM   #1
Van Gogh
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Fetchmail configuration


I have two questions.

1) How can I configure fetchmail to get e-mails from a remote server?

would a code like


poll server.address
protocol POP3
username user
password passwd

do ?

If yes,

2) How can I read the e-mails that fetchmail is getting? I do have an ESMTP server on my local machine.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
 
Old 08-04-2004, 09:36 PM   #2
foo_bar_foo
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the easiest way to config fetchmail is with a python script called fetchmailconf
you might already have it or 'm sure there is a package for your distribution
home page here
type:
fetchmailconf

and just fill in the blanks

this will put your mail in the mail spool
my favorite linux program for reading and sending mail is

Pine
it's not included in some linux distributions anymore for some unknown reason ???
it's a little different to compile and install so take your time
if you can't understand read instructions from a Beyond Linux from Scratch mirror

also some people use web based interface through appache to read send mail
squirlmail or whatever -- i use wemail cause i'm runing a pop3 server not imap

also full gui programs like ximian evolution will also interface quite well with your local mail spool
(i think i never tried it but i can't imagine you can't do it)

Last edited by foo_bar_foo; 08-04-2004 at 09:42 PM.
 
Old 08-04-2004, 11:39 PM   #3
Van Gogh
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Originally posted by foo_bar_foo
the easiest way to config fetchmail is with a python script called fetchmailconf
you might already have it or 'm sure there is a package for your distribution
home page here
type:
fetchmailconf

and just fill in the blanks

this will put your mail in the mail spool
my favorite linux program for reading and sending mail is

Pine
it's not included in some linux distributions anymore for some unknown reason ???
it's a little different to compile and install so take your time
if you can't understand read instructions from a Beyond Linux from Scratch mirror

also some people use web based interface through appache to read send mail
squirlmail or whatever -- i use wemail cause i'm runing a pop3 server not imap

also full gui programs like ximian evolution will also interface quite well with your local mail spool
(i think i never tried it but i can't imagine you can't do it)
Thanks for your response.

I tried installing fetchmailconf but it gives me an error saying that it needs a certain version of fetchmail that is not available. I do have the latest version of fetchmail, so I don't know what the problem could be. I tried installing it through yum too. Same result.

I have installed Pine, however. See, I have a user account on a remote server. That server does not have any spam filters so my main objective is to use a spam filter (like spamassassin/spamd) on my machine and filter those e-mail that I receive on the remote server before I read them on my local machine (hope this makes sense). Otherwise, I could simply ssh or telnet the remote server but this won't filter those e-mails.
 
  


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