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Re: How to run fetchmail as daemon at startup

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On 03/23/07 19:43, cga2000 wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2007 at 10:13:30AM EST, Ron Johnson wrote:
>> On 03/23/07 09:07, judd@wadsworth.org wrote:
>> [snip]
>>>      Thanks, that's exactly what I want to do.  I sometimes access my
>>> home email while at work via the web interface, and if my wife or kids
>>> are at home using the computer, fetchmail may download and delete it.
>>> Or I could download it at night and not have time to respond.  I know
>>> that I could set fetchmail to not delete the messages and do it
>>> manually from the web interface, but I'd rather not do it that way.
>>>      I hadn't seen a way to do this delayed deletion easily with
>>> fetchmail, although I may not have looked thoroughly.
>> Install Apache-ssl, Squirrelmail and imap-ssl.
>> No, really.  POP, being the Post Office Protocol, is not designed to
>> do what you want it to do.  (You don't go to your PO box every hour
>> hours to *read* your mail, putting the open mail back in the PO box,
>> do you?)
> No indeed .. nor do I want the postal lady to pull over in front of my
> house every ten minutes. 
> What's wrong with hitting "G" as in "G-imme-my-mail", the way I do it
> in mutt?  


> Don't fancy a client-side daemon or cron job taking off necessarily at
> the wrong possible time .. hogging my CPU and internet when I'm in the
> middle of something else.
> Is there anything the matter with my approach to mail .. or e-mail ..
> getting to it in my own time .. when I feel sociable and when I can
> spare a few minutes to reply to it .. ??  

Nope.  *If* you are only going to read your email on that one host.

However, if, like Judd mentioned, sometimes he needs to access his
email from other locations, then grabbing from POP every X minutes
would be a good idea.

> Or are you folks in positions where you must be notified within minutes
> and respond likewise?

Probably... ;)

> Thanks,
> cga

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Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

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