Re: POP3 mail fetcher that supports unreliable connections?
> Why did you write getmail? Why not just use fetchmail?
> I do not like some of the design choices which were made with
> fetchmail. getmail does things a little differently, and for my
> purposes, better. In addition, most people find getmail easier to
> configure and use than fetchmail. Perhaps most importantly, getmail
> goes to great lengths to ensure that mail is never lost, while
> fetchmail (in its default configuration) frequently loses mail, causes
> mail loops, bounces legitimate messages, and causes many other
I give honorable mention to animail, which is what I use. Easier to configure than fetchmail, but it's killer feature is the ability to delete mail on the server without downloading it. That's how I killed about 300 copies of day of the Swen virus when it was rampaging through the Internet.