Re: mail in linux
"Sandip" == Sandip P Deshmukh <Sandip> writes:
>> Typically, in such a scenario, you will run fetchmail as a
>> daemon. In my case, it polls my POP mailbox every 5 minutes, 24
>> hours a day, 7 days a week. I never turn off my computer. When
>> I read mail, it is all there on my local machine. Headers and
>> all. Sure, it takes more bandwidth, but I'm not billed for
>> bytes transferred, or the the time I am connected to the
Sandip> and what do lesser mortals, and quite a few of them, who
Sandip> do not have the luxury of always on net connections do?
You could always have fetchmail dial out on demand if you don't mind
the phone bill. I assumed, from your network description, that you had
an always-on connection. But if you don't have this, yes, I agree that
looking at headers might be nice. Use IMAP if you can.
While doing some admin box on a debian machine at work I found a
pop3browser package and the description matches what you want.
Sandip> moreover, are we not dealing with the threat of viruses
Sandip> more effectively?
Not really. You are assuming (1) you can determine a virus from
looking at headers and (2) your MUA is so buggy that a virus will get
to it (welcome to Linux).