Re: fetchmail and smail
>> On Sep 7, 1997, at 12:23, Jaakko Niemi wrote:
>> > With fetchmail the mail goes to /var/spool/mail/*username*, unless
>> > you have specified otherwise in .fetchmailrc. Also check that your
>> > settings for procmail are OK, if you are using it.
>> Just to clarify: by default, fetchmail will try to deliver mail via
>> SMTP to port 25 on the machine where it is running. This is usually
>> the port where your MTA (sendmail, smail, etc.) is listening. This
>> way, incoming mail fetched with sendmail can be treated just like
>> local mail sent by somebody with a local account on your
>> It is the MTA that puts that incoming mail in the spool directory
>> (usually /var/spool/mail/$USER.).
Yes, that is correct. I've been using --mda option for so long , that I
have forgotten all about that and just been using Exim or Smail for outgoing
Sorry about misinformation and thanks for the correction.
>> Gonzalo A. Diethelm G.
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