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Re: Fetchmail

I wrote:
> Those are not the only choices.  I run Fetchmail as an unprivileged user
> named "mailagent" which then passes the mail to Mailagent (could just as
> well be Procmail) for local sorting and delivery.

Andrew Sackville-West writes:
> It appears that the fetchmail init script does something like this
> already. At least on my mail server, it is running as user "103".

Yes, it appears that my method (which I developed before Fetchmail had a
daemon mode (initial version, before Fetchmail existed)) is obsolete.

> I'm not sure why this user doesn't have a name, but regardless, it's not
> a root process.

103 should be the user "fetchmail".
John Hasler

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