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

On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 11:59 AM, Wolodja Wentland
<wentland@cl.uni-heidelberg.de> wrote:
> 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:
> http://pyropus.ca/software/getmail/faq.html#faq-integrating-procmail
> It basically boils down to the following settings in your getmailrc:
> --- snip ---
> [destination]
> 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.

The same is possible in fetchmail with the -m option.


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