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Re: getmail vs fetchmail, WAS: Re: fetchmail and DNS resolution

On Fri, Apr 03, 2009 at 07:30 -0300, Norbert Zeh wrote:
> > AFAIK fetchmail defaults to delivering your mail by using a local SMTP.  
> > This is a Bad Thing (tm), because it can create a lot of problems, YMMV
> I don't know getmail, but what I like about fetchmail's delivery through
> the local SMTP server is that I can use procmail to filter my messages.
> Can getmail do this?

Yes it can. Have a look at:


It basically boils down to the following settings in your getmailrc:

--- snip ---
type = MDA_external
path = /usr/bin/procmail
unixfrom = True
--- snip ---

I have used this setup for some time now and am quite happy with it.


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