[nycbug-talk] fetchmail pointers
pete at nomadlogic.org
Mon Apr 23 11:30:13 EDT 2007
> Hi peter! I'm currently using the uw-imapd server combined with
> fetchmail for my home mail. The setup is quite simple:
> client (running Apple Mail) ----> server running imapd and fetchmail
> -----> internet
> the server in the middle runs fetchmail and the mail is delivered to
> that local user's inbox (mbox format). by default, the imap server
> uses the user's inbox as the imap inbox.
> The biggest drawback is the delay inherent in this setup. Fetchmail
> runs every 30 seconds, and checks 2 accounts (one with my old ISP and
> one with my own domain). It's really not a big deal for me, but I know
> some people want instant notice of mail arriving :)
> Installing fetchmail and imapd on your mac will probably work just
> fine. Although you could also enable imap on the exchange server.
> Anyway, I'd be glad to provide you with more details.
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Thanks Andy - I'm pretty comfortable with setting up IMAP and SMTP servers
- guess I should have been more specific.
1) any known gotcha's with using fetchmail with exchanges broken IMAP
implementation (i.e. non-standards compliant implementation)
2) ideally i'd like to be able to sync b/w my exchange mail store and my
fetchmail/imapd store. i.e. - i delete from my fetchmail'd account and
those changes get pushed to exchange. this one is asking a bit much - but
was hoping someone had run into this problem before.
imapd is enabled on our exchange server and is what most of us use - but
it's basicly broken (no offence to NT admins out there - it's just the
microsoft imap implementation does not work).
> On Apr 20, 2007, at 1:55 PM, Peter Wright wrote:
>> hi all, i've finally lost it and can no longer use my companies
>> solution for work related email. i'm thinking of setting up a solution
>> using fetchmail. ideally i'd like to spool the mail in a courier-imapd
>> store, not local pop. i believe this is possible.
>> does anyone have any pointers for this task? it looks like the
>> site at berlios.de is down (you don't have permission to read
>> index.html -
>> how rude)...i've installed fetchmail on my mac and am reading the man
>> Peter Wright
>> pete at nomadlogic.org
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