Re: How to run fetchmail as daemon at startup
On Fri, Mar 23, 2007 at 11:38:09PM EST, Ron Johnson wrote:
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> On 03/23/07 19:43, cga2000 wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 23, 2007 at 10:13:30AM EST, Ron Johnson wrote:
> >> On 03/23/07 09:07, email@example.com wrote:
> >> [snip]
> >>> Thanks, that's exactly what I want to do. I sometimes access my
> >>> home email while at work via the web interface, and if my wife or kids
> >>> are at home using the computer, fetchmail may download and delete it.
> >>> Or I could download it at night and not have time to respond. I know
> >>> that I could set fetchmail to not delete the messages and do it
> >>> manually from the web interface, but I'd rather not do it that way.
> >>> I hadn't seen a way to do this delayed deletion easily with
> >>> fetchmail, although I may not have looked thoroughly.
> >> Install Apache-ssl, Squirrelmail and imap-ssl.
> >> No, really. POP, being the Post Office Protocol, is not designed to
> >> do what you want it to do. (You don't go to your PO box every hour
> >> hours to *read* your mail, putting the open mail back in the PO box,
> >> do you?)
> > No indeed .. nor do I want the postal lady to pull over in front of my
> > house every ten minutes.
> > What's wrong with hitting "G" as in "G-imme-my-mail", the way I do it
> > in mutt?
> > Don't fancy a client-side daemon or cron job taking off necessarily at
> > the wrong possible time .. hogging my CPU and internet when I'm in the
> > middle of something else.
> > Is there anything the matter with my approach to mail .. or e-mail ..
> > getting to it in my own time .. when I feel sociable and when I can
> > spare a few minutes to reply to it .. ??
> Nope. *If* you are only going to read your email on that one host.
> However, if, like Judd mentioned, sometimes he needs to access his
> email from other locations, then grabbing from POP every X minutes
> would be a good idea.
imap server .. as long as it's accessible from the outside world.. ?
or take his laptop along with him wherever he goes?