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Re: fetchmail and mutt

Paul Scott, 2002-Dec-19 10:26 -0700:
> Jean-Marc V. Liotier wrote:
> >A quite "classical" config is to use fetchmail to bring your emails onto
> >your local mail engine, then use any MUA you please (mutt, pine are happy 
> >to
> >use your favorite editor).
> >
> Can you be more specific about "local mail engine"?
> This is what I am trying to do even though I can't install mutt without 
> exim.  (Of course I don't have to use exim).

Fetchmail would go get the mail from you email server and pull them to
your local machine where it give it to a mail delivery agent (MDA)
like Maildrop or Procmail.  The MDA would then process the mail and
deliver it to the local mailboxes on the system.  You would then view
the mail with a mail user agent (MUA) such as mutt or sylpheed.  For
sending mail, you'll need a mail transfer agent (MTA) such as Exim,
Postfix or Sendmail.

I hope this helps,

Jeff Coppock		Systems Engineer
Diggin' Debian		Admin and User

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