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

On Fri,03.Apr.09, 04:22:11, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 2009-04-03 02:06, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> [snip]
>> 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, 
> How so?  It (fetchmail->Postfix/SpamAssassin->maildrop->~/Maildir) has 
> been working perfectly on my system for 4 years.

Let me quote Charles Cazabon (ok, he's the author of getmail, but sure 
knows a lot about mail handling):

| NOTE: DO NOT USE "sendmail" (or any other MTA queue-injection command) AS YOUR
| DELIVERY INSTRUCTION.  Unless you're a mail expert (and you're not),
| re-injection of retrieved mail (with getmail or other agents) is virtually
| guaranteed to cause one or more of lost mail, misdirected mail, bad late
| bounces, leakage of delivery information, and other problems.

This was just a few days ago on the official getmail mailing list, in 
reply to someone asking how to use the MTA for delivery. If you are 
interested in more details search the archives of the getmail list.

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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