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Re: thunderbird and evolution

On 2009-03-27 22:51, Daniel Dalton wrote:

I plan to use evolution and thunderbird occasionally to read my mail. I
normally use mutt from a console, but how can I configure thunderbird
and evolution to do the following?
- Read mail from /var/mail/daniel, and don't move it, just read it from
that folder, and delete or move only when I tell it to? eg. behave like
mutt would. - How do I then access my mailing list folders in ~/mail/*?
- How can I get them to use fetchmail for receiving and msmtp to send?
for receiving it shouldn't really do anything, just watch the folders as
fetchmail will automatically deliver the mail, actually procmail, but
how can I get the clients to use msmtp for sending?

Instead of complicating things, set up an imap server for storage and your MTA as a relay host.

Then, "internal" mail and fetchmail feeds your MTA which then passes messaged on to procmail which drops them into the correct imapd folders.

Lastly, configure all your MUAs to send to your own machine (which, running an MTA configured as a relay host, shunts the mail out to smtp.iinet.net.au) and "read" from the IMAP server.

Not exactly what you asked for, but what I described is, once you take a *little* effort to configure it, will Just Work for years without any more thought.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

"Freedom is not a license for anarchy."

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