[nycbug-talk] fetchmail pointers

Peter Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Mon Apr 23 17:10:22 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:
>     http://people.ubuntu-in.org/~ghoseb/esr.html
> Choice quotes:
>         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.

Thanks for the heads up Thomas!

ESR was the original fetchmail author no? - so i'll have to take a serious
look at getmail.


Peter Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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