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Re: Yet another Linux distribution! :-)

'From Bill Leach <bleach@bellsouth.net>'

I think I'm confused too thought that is not such an unusual state latesly...
Fetchmail IS POP (or IMAP and somthing else but definately NOT smtp) for 
__getting__ the mail.  It IS also smtp for handing the mail to the machine
that it is running on (though I guess that with the --mda procmail switch
it probably uses pipes instead of port 25).

Again, though I will willingly admit to not knowing lots of stuff but what
ISPs _receive_ mail from a user without using smtp to do it (other than the 
completely proprietary systems such as AOL, Juno, etc.)?

On Sat, May 02, 1998 at 11:59:39PM +0100, Mark Baker wrote:
> On Sat, May 02, 1998 at 10:52:48PM +0000, Rev. Joseph Carter wrote:
> > > But this is aimed at dialup users! You don't want a send-only MTA, as dialup
> > > users presumably want to store their mail locally.
> > 
> > Their mail isn't gonna get delivered by smtp
> No? I know several dialup ISPs that do provide SMTP, including one with
> 170,000 customers.
> > unless maybe fetchmail delivers it by smtp.
> Exactly: surely everyone who uses an inferior ISP is going to run fetchmail
> instead? So everyone wants to run an MTA locally. The alternative would be
> to force people to use an MUA with POP built-in, which is far from ideal,
> because that doesn't include some very nice MUAs, and requires you to go
> online at the time you read your mail rather than setting up a cron job,

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