Re: simple exim configuration
John Griffiths wrote:
Thanks. So that's why I had such a hard time answering my question. :(
I knew that fetchmail fetched mail but I didn't realize that exim
didn't. I've really been wanting to try fetchmail anyway.
At 11:17 PM 12/18/02 -0700, Paul Scott wrote:
What do I need to do to get exim to get mail from my ISP? Or at least
where is the best document or tutorial to read to answer my own questions?
exim doesn't fetch mail
fetchmail fetches mail.
from the sound of it you don't really need exim (or any MTA) at all, but you
might want to have it configured to forward mail to your ISP - up to you.
That might be after I sort out some other parts but from your comments
it looks like I don't need exim. OTOH when I tried 'apt-get remove
exim' apt-get wanted to remove mutt also.
if you're going to be sending all your mail from mozilla mail it might not be
worth worrying about.
I have been happy with Mozilla Mail for a long time but I have been
wanting to learn how to use mutt and fetchmail, etc. for some time as well.
It was the wording of option 1 that made me think it would fetch my mail
even though it didn't ask me how to get to my ISP.
if you want to use mutt then go with option 3 for a satellite system from
and set your aliases the way you need them
fetchmail to get the mail, procmail to sort it, mozilla or mutt to display it,
you're all set.
That sounds great. Thanks.
Any ideas why I can't apt-get remove exim without removing mutt?