Re: fetchmail/procmail was: Yet another Linux distribution! :-)
'From Bill Leach <email@example.com>'
On Mon, May 04, 1998 at 04:19:31AM +0000, Rev. Joseph Carter wrote:
> On Sun, May 03, 1998 at 11:40:45PM -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > We are probably wasting everyone's time now by not looking to see just what
> > fetchmail/procmail interface actually is...
> > As I understand it, the fetchmail/procmail interface is a kludge.
> No, actually it's a pipe.. => <ducks>
Well yes, but a pipe IS a kludge to fetchmail
<throwing the five kilo sendmail manual at you> Damn, missed :-)
> > Fetchmail
> > is intended and designed to work with smtp for delivery. Procmail OTOH
> > doesn't know anything about smtp. What sort of error code is procmail
> > going to give to fetchmail and how is fetchmail to receive this code?
> If procmail gives errors the message is not deleted from the POP server.
> I've tested this (without meaning to) myself..
That is interesting. Then maybe the assertion that lost mail with a
fetchmail/procmail combination is not true (ie: the reported loss was
NOT do to the fetchmail/procmail interface)
from a 1996 Micro$loth ad campaign:
"The less you know about computers the more you want Micro$oft!"
See! They do get some things right!
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