Re: local e-mail message delivery from isp
On Tue, 18 Nov 1997, Steve Kostecke wrote:
> In article <Pine.A41.3.96a.971117091653.49774Aemail@example.com>,
> firstname.lastname@example.org (David Stern) writes:
> > My question is: What is a good method to go about checking for and
> > delivering messages? Is there some slick app (gui or otherwise) that
> > automates this procedure, or should I hack my chatscript to run
> I use a program called fetchmail (yes, there is a debian package) to
> periodically grab mail from two mailboxes at my ISP (mindspring). You
> could just as easily check mailboxes at several ISPs. Fetchmail DLs the
> mail and hands each message to smail (or sendmail...) for delivery.
> There is no fancy front-end (this is UN*X...) just an easy to edit text
> config file.
> My linux box is setup to automatically check my mail approximately every
> two hours when off-line and every 10 minutes when I'm on-line. Outgoing
> mail is queued when off-line and delivered immediately via SMTP when on-line.
> I use a cron job to tell diald to bring up the ppp link. All of the mail
> stuff happens automagically as part of my ppp start/stop sequence.
> You might want to reconsider using sendmail. For a single user system
> sendmail is overkill; it is a heavy duty (aka ISP) type of mailer.
You mean reconsider using smail. Yeah, I know..and I'll consider it..
Thanks Dale Harris, Remco, Joe Stewart and Steve Kostecke.
I have an aversion to the word "fetch", due to psychological damage
imposed by the surrealistic image which lingers in my sub-conscious of
many a late night in a Macintosh lab, when I would use the "fetch"
program which produced a barking dog sound, in concert with all the duck
quacking, frog croacking and other animal sounds from roughly a hundred
other Macs--crimony! (For a couple programming courses taught on Macs,
had to use "fetch" to save my code before I compiled, else a crash was
imminent.) So, it probably would've been quite some time before I read
up on fetchmail.
Thanks for the quick save, guys. (Bark! Bark! <g>)
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