Re: POP and SMTP program for shell users
On Mon, 27 Oct 1997, Colin R. Telmer wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Oct 1997, Shaleh wrote:
> > Is there a elm/pine type program that will do POP and SMTP? thanks.
> 1) Install qpopper or imap-4 depending on the protocol you want. No
> configuration necessary that I know about.
Why this? Isn't that only needed if you want to make your box a pop/imap
server? I think Shaleh just wants to read mail, so this is not needed.
> 2) Install fetchmail and configure it to work with qpopper or imap-4. Some
> configuration, but quite easy following fetchmail's man pages. If you
> run into difficulty, email me for help.
Install fetchmail and configure it to work with your isp's pop/imap
Fetchmail will feed your local smail (or sendmail or whatever) with the
mail it gets from your isp.
> 3) Use pine or elm or whatever local mail system you choose.
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