[nycbug-talk] fetchmail pointers

Peter Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Mon Apr 23 12:11:04 EDT 2007

> Peter Wright wrote:
>> 1) any known gotcha's with using fetchmail with exchanges broken IMAP
>> implementation (i.e. non-standards compliant implementation)
> You can always fall back to using POP if Exchange supports it.

yea i was thinking about that - although i'd like to access this account
from multiple machines using various MUA's.

>> 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.
> Fetchmail doesn't work in this way; it just grabs mail from the source
> and dumps it to the sink account that you specify.  Regardless of
> whether you're using POP or IMAP, I believe you can configure fetchmail
> to delete the message from the server after it's been fetched so you
> don't have duplicate mails.

yea - figured as much.  for testing i've been *very* careful not to delete
my messages :)

> You might want to look at imapsync instead for what you're trying to do:
>      http://directory.fsf.org/imapsync.html
> It says it supports MS Exchange 5.5 and Courier-IMAP.

perfect!  i'll have to give this a shot and i'll report back.


Peter Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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