[nycbug-talk] fetchmail pointers
njt at ayvali.org
Mon Apr 23 17:02:05 EDT 2007
* Peter Wright <pete at nomadlogic.org> [2007-04-23 09:11:04 -0700]:
> > 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 :)
FYI, read the fetchmail section on this page:
Not that fetchmail is much to boast about in itself. A real Unix
hacker has called it, among other things, an abomination before
God. Fortunately, there's a simple replacement [ Now hosted at
http://pyropus.ca/software/getmail/ ]. Ironically, it's written
in ESR's latest craze, python.
It goes on to explain why getmail is better than fetchmail.
(Full disclosure: I've been using getmail for a couple of years now, but
I've not used fetchmail before.)
Worth a look in any case.
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