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Re: simple exim configuration



On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 11:57:02PM -0700, Paul Scott wrote:
> John Griffiths wrote:
> 
> >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.
> >
> 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.
> 
> >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.
> 
> >if you want to use mutt then go with option 3 for a satellite system from
> >eximconfig 
> >and set your aliases the way you need them
> >
> 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.
> 
> >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?

If you were to remove exim, mutt would not be able to meet its
dependency requirement for a mail transport agent.



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