Re: configuring fetchmail, exim and mutt for remote access
On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 03:48:09PM -0500, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> You can setup mutt on machine M and have it just pull messages directly
> from machine P via POP.
Two factors against that.
- P belongs to an ISP which refuses POP access from
a machine not on his WAN.
- M is inside a firewall which passes ssh but not POP.
> I think that exim is not necessary for your needs.
fetchmail sends messages to port 25 via SMTP whereas
mutt wants to read messages in /var/mail/peter.
Isn't exim needed to send the port 25 stream into
the spool file?
> As I said, exim is probably overkill.
Messages need to be sent also. Isn't exim needed
to send messages to P via SMTP?
Thanks again, ... Peter E.