Re: default Debian smail-fetchmail
On Sun, 2 Nov 1997, Cullen wrote:
> However, I made a .fetchmailrc file which was supposed to poll for
> mail and it worked. I was looking for some kind of fetchmail log file but
> found this file: /var/log/smail/logfile
> which contained information about the mail I had succesfully
> downloaded. Does this mean that fetchmail is merely an interface to smail and
> that smail actually grabbed the messages?
Fetchmail does fetch your mail from your isp and feeds your local smail
with it (it does a connect to your smtp port). Therefore you get the
lines in the smail log.
This way the mail can be processed by smail (using procmail, filter,
.forward et al.)
> My fetchmail command line to use my new rc file was
> fetchmail -f .fetchmailrc
> BTW: one of the options in my .fetchmailrc was "keep" which let me
> leave the mail on the server but on successive fetchmail commands it
> downloaded the same messages again. I suppose there must be some way of
> telling it not to grab mail that has already been downloaded.
(Keyword: fetchall) Retrieve both old (seen) and
new messages from the mailserver. The default is
to fetch only messages the server has not marked
seen. Note that POP2 retrieval behaves as though
--all is always on (see RETRIEVAL FAILURE MODES
below) and this option does not work with ETRN.
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