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Re: POP3 mail fetcher that supports unreliable connections?

On 2003-11-04 10:41:10 -0700, Monique Y. Herman wrote:
> That's because fetchmail didn't lose the mail; the delivery system did.

In some sense, yes. But if fetchmail didn't use the delivery system,
I wouldn't have lost mail.

> You're absolutely right -- a misconfigured MTA is dangerous and can
> lose your mail. What does this have to do with fetchmail?

fetchmail uses a MTA, instead of doing the delivery itself (to control
everything). If you want an example of a POP3 fetcher that does the
delivery itself: getmail.

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