fetchmail & pine

Steve Dibb steve at wonkabar.org
Tue Apr 12 13:15:03 MDT 2005


Byron Clark wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 12, 2005 at 12:19:27PM -0600, Jared Bernard wrote:
> 
>>If I understand correctly, fetchmail retrieves the email and places it 
>>locally. What I don't understand is, where does it put it so I can point Pine 
>>to it? I haven't been able to find an answer to that by googling. Pine then 
>>should be able to read that pulled email. 
> 
> 
> This is the part that isn't quite right.  fetchmail retrieves the email
> and sends it to the local MTA/MDA to deliver (place) the message.

I'd recommend getmail.  It *does* download and deliver the mail in your 
mailbox's directory.  And it's really easy to setup.  I'm using it with 
pine + the chappa .maildir patch.

http://pyropus.ca/software/getmail/

Steve



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