[nycbug-talk] fetchmail pointers

Peter Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Mon Apr 23 17:18:09 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.

after reading the link, now i get it.  i seem to remember the wars going
on with ESR and some folks on the net a while back ;)

thanks again for the link  - i'm checking out getmail now..


Peter Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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