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Re: How to run fetchmail as daemon at startup



On Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 07:59:48AM EST, Ron Johnson wrote:
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> On 03/28/07 19:18, cga2000 wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 24, 2007 at 12:05:58PM EST, Ron Johnson wrote:
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> > [..]
> > 
> >>> So the first thing he needs is a friendly ISP.  I don't think
> >>> cablevision would let me run a server.
> >> Would they even know if he's running imap-ssl?  Especially if it's
> >> on a non-standard port?
> > 
> > With millions of subscribers all over the Eastern seaboard they would
> > likely just run some package to detect "suspicious" users of their
> > systems .. and I would rather not my name/account popped up on some
> > report or other.
> 
> Maybe, but I doubt it.  Usually ISPs just block 80, 25 & 20/21.

IOW, they have no clue what's really going on .. :-)

> >>> Or are there outfits that sell imap server hosting?
> >>
> >> fastmail.fm
> > 
> > Yes, but then where the OP is concerned, I think he needs to have his
> > imap server pull mail from a bunch of other accounts for this to work.
> > So he'd need a sufficient control over his hosted imap server to run
> > some fetchmail/getmail process periodically, right?
> > 
> > Does fastmail.fm offer a plan that lets you do that?
> 
> Don't know, didn't look.  He can go to fastmail.fm and do the
> research if he's so inclined.

Had two free accounts with them and they didn't like that .. sending me
nasty emails and stuff .. add to it that I don't need imap .. and found
their handling of imap serving rather inflexible .. when it came to
creating folders for instance ..  So, I deserted ..  

.. was only using them for testing/evaluation, anyway ... 

Thanks,
cga



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