Re: fetchmail and mutt
Matthew Weier O'Phinney wrote:
I was referring to installing. Mutt depends on exim or another one of a
set of packages which provide the virtual package called
mail-transfer-agent and so apt-get won't install mutt without one of
-- Paul Scott <email@example.com> wrote
(on Thursday, 19 December 2002, 10:26 AM -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
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).
Huh. Last I checked I'm running mutt without exim -- I'm using postfix.
Thanks for the clarification. I was planning to use procmail for my
filtering. Now I realize I will also need something to send the mail
that mutt composes.
What was meant by "local mail engine" is an MTA -- mail transfer agent.
Common ones are sendmail, qmail, postfix, and exim. Basically, fetchmail
needs to be able to deliver the mails once it fetches them, and it uses
the MTA on your machine to do so (you configure which one). *nix users
also commonly have procmail running, which takes the mails as they
arrive and filters them according to the 'recipes' the user writes. Such
filtering can include spam filtering, forwarding mail, and sorting mail
into mailboxes. Then you fire up your MUA, point it to the mail
repository, and read away.