> I've installed it, and it looks realy cool, but it doesn't fetch
> my mail. I told it the name of the mail server at my ISP, but it
> never asked for a password and I don't see anywhere in all those
> bazillion configuration options where to specify it. Also,
> I've written a perl to check my maibox using pop3, but all that
> the configuration mentioned was smtp. Might this be a problem?
> This message is coming to you via good old netscape.
exmh, like so many things in Linux, can be configured in many ways. I
think the typical way to configure exmh is to have your sendmail
replacement (smail, exim, ..) deliver your mail if you have a direct
internet connection, or a mail delivery agent like fetchmail retrieve
your mail if you're using dialup internet access. In either scenario,
all exmh does is check your inbox. It doesn't retrieve messages. I
think there are ways to get exmh to do this, but I don't think that is
native to exmh (though I could be wrong).
You should be aware that exmh is a "front end" (gui) for MH (or nmh, an
MH "almost drop-in" replacement). So, you may have to configure MH a
little bit as well, I know I did. That was a little bit tricky (man -k
mh, and you'll see what I mean), but I still like exmh. You might also
be interested to know that while MH can deliver directly to your isp's
smarthost, if you have dialup internet access, that the typical
configuration is to have MH pass that duty along to your sendmail
replacement (smail, exim, ..). So, you see that configuring exmh might
take some time and a little effort.
Since I'm in the middle of exorcising the devil from sendmail, I'm
probably not the best candidate to aid in this at the moment, however
there's a lot of exmh help in the FAQ (built into the exmh menu), as
well as at the exmh website, in the exmh mailling list archives (not as
active as the debian-user list, much easier to peruse and search) and
the exmh mailing list is very helpful. As I mentioned, email isn't a
strong area for me, but if you don't mind a delayed response and you
have any questions, let me know.
- From: Ralph Winslow <email@example.com>