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

On 02 Apr 2009, Paul Cartwright wrote:
> On Thu April 2 2009, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> > Probably not an answer to the OP, but when I was having trouble with
> > fetchmail a year ago I changed to getmail and the problems went away
> > immediately. It's easier to configure and  more reliable.
> I just recently setup fetchmail on my lenny box. Went to the Falko HOW-TO on 
> sourceforge, copied one of his lines for fetchmailrc, changed it to my info, 
> added the rest of my emails, domain & ISP, and all my mail started coming in 
> to my local user account!. It changed my kmail setup to 1 account, from 8.
> What was easier about getmail?

It was a year ago and I don't remember the details. But when I wanted to
access my emails from abroad I had difficulty getting fetchmail to send
my password and connect to the mail server, but getmail did it immediately.


Anthony Campbell - ac@acampbell.org.uk 
Microsoft-free zone - Using Debian GNU/Linux
http://www.acampbell.org.uk (blog, book reviews, 
and sceptical articles)

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