Re: fw: Fetchmail problems
Try this for a solution:
On Thu, Jul 15, 1999 at 09:22:28AM +0200, Gary Richard van Blerk wrote:
> Does this mean that fetchmail is incapable of doing this type of thing
> automatically? As far as I can see, fetchmail will connect to the server
> forward the mail to your server on port 25. If this is the case, why can't
> it keep the original to:firstname.lastname@example.org and forward it user xxx. My
> server is a dial-up type and the domain name I gave the server matches the
> email address. Can fetchmail not forward the messages directly to your
> localhosts mailer eg. sendmail?
> many thanks
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Merten <email@example.com>
> To: Debian User mailing lists <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Wednesday, July 14, 1999 11:02 PM
> Subject: Re: Fetch mail problems
> >On Wed, Jul 14, 1999 at 08:04:11PM +0200, Gary van Blerk wrote:
> >> Hi there,
> >> I've been using Debian now for about 2 years and still I am learning
> things about it every day. I need some help with using fetchmail. I have a
> Debian server running sendmail. I have a domain registered for mail only.
> >> email@example.com
> >> I can fetch all the mail quite well from the server using fetchmail but
> the problem is that the mail is stored in the wrong mailbox. Whichever
> executes fetchmail gets all the mail. How can I fix this so all the mail
> will be delivered to the seperate users? Can fetchmail recieve mail and
> deliver it to the users it was addressed to?
> >> If anyone has some info about fetchmail, maybe a HOWTO or something I
> would appreciate it.
> >> many thanks
> >> Gary
> >If I understand correctly, you're fetching mail from a multi-drop
> >and you want it sorted and delivered to the intended accounts on your
> >There are probably easier ways to do this, but I'd set it up so that
> >was run as a particular user (maybe set up a special account for this)
> >a cron job (or ip-up.d script, if your system is on a dial-up) and set up
> >a procmail filter for that user to forward the mail to the correct
> >based on the To: (or some other appropriate) header.
> >Michael Merten (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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