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Re: How to run fetchmail as daemon at startup

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On 03/24/07 08:30, cga2000 wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2007 at 11:38:09PM EST, Ron Johnson wrote:
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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?  
>> Nothing.
>>> 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.
> imap server .. as long as it's accessible from the outside world.. ?
> or take his laptop along with him wherever he goes?

IMAP-ssl server open to the outside world.

> Thanks,
> cga

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