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Re: Avoid POP3

On 06/04/2011 02:52 PM, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 8:26 AM, Ron Johnson<ron.l.johnson@cox.net>  wrote:
On 06/03/2011 07:02 AM, Camaleón wrote:

And admittely, in such programs (like Getmail or Fetchmail) it is very
useful to have the "keep" option while configuring the application so you
don't delete e-mails unless you are sure they're well routed locally and
messages reach their inboxes.

That's right.  Nothing worse than seeing dozens of emails disappearing
because of a misconfigured MTA.

getmail is *not* an MTA. Be very cautious about that sort of claim, it
can come back and bite you when you least expect it.

Yeah, well, no.  I stand by what I said.

When fetchmail feeds a mis-configured MTA (like exim or postfix), emails just disappear.

The default POP client behavior of auto-snatching mail off the server
is an old, old, old problem, and one of the biggest reasons to throw
POP access out altogether and switch to IMAP.

Which is what I do: fetchmail grabs mail from my ISP's POP server, passes them to postfix which calls spam assassin then passes to maildrop which puts them in a Maildir for courier-imap

"Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure
the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally
Samuel Adams, essay in The Public Advertiser, 1749

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