fw: Fetchmail problems
Does this mean that fetchmail is incapable of doing this type of thing
automatically? As far as I can see, fetchmail will connect to the server
forward the mail to your server on port 25. If this is the case, why can't
it keep the original to:firstname.lastname@example.org and forward it user xxx. My
server is a dial-up type and the domain name I gave the server matches the
email address. Can fetchmail not forward the messages directly to your
localhosts mailer eg. sendmail?
From: Michael Merten <email@example.com>
To: Debian User mailing lists <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wednesday, July 14, 1999 11:02 PM
Subject: Re: Fetch mail problems
>On Wed, Jul 14, 1999 at 08:04:11PM +0200, Gary van Blerk wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> I've been using Debian now for about 2 years and still I am learning
things about it every day. I need some help with using fetchmail. I have a
Debian server running sendmail. I have a domain registered for mail only.
>> I can fetch all the mail quite well from the server using fetchmail but
the problem is that the mail is stored in the wrong mailbox. Whichever
executes fetchmail gets all the mail. How can I fix this so all the mail
will be delivered to the seperate users? Can fetchmail recieve mail and
deliver it to the users it was addressed to?
>> If anyone has some info about fetchmail, maybe a HOWTO or something I
would appreciate it.
>> many thanks
>If I understand correctly, you're fetching mail from a multi-drop
>and you want it sorted and delivered to the intended accounts on your
>There are probably easier ways to do this, but I'd set it up so that
>was run as a particular user (maybe set up a special account for this)
>a cron job (or ip-up.d script, if your system is on a dial-up) and set up
>a procmail filter for that user to forward the mail to the correct
>based on the To: (or some other appropriate) header.
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