[Alpine-info] [OT-ish] Accessing POP3 with Fetchmail+Exim+UW-imapd
mbmiller+l at gmail.com
Tue May 17 23:50:37 PDT 2011
On Tue, 17 May 2011, Dan wrote:
> On Tue, 17 May 2011, Mike Miller wrote:
>> Sorry if this doesn't help at all, but I use fetchmail to do the pop3 with
>> Gmail. I don't think it ever fails. When the mail comes in, it is taken
>> by procmail and distributed to inboxes according to procmail recipes.
>> If this is of interest, let me know and I'll send more info on the setup.
> Thanks Mike. Yes, it's of interest... procmail would presumably replace
> exim in the setup I described. I'm slightly nervous, though, that
> procmail seems to have a reputation as the hardest to configure of the
> common SMTP servers, - and since we've established that I can't
> configure exim properly... ;-)
I see that you've been getting some help. I don't want to flood the list
with more configuration files, but Dan should let me know if he has
I agree with Ben that Procmail isn't hard to configure for simple uses.
The way I learned to do more interesting filtering stuff was by reading
procmail recipe examples. I learned about it from Nancy McGough's web
pages which seem to be here now:
I'm also using something called "spambouncer" with procmail, but now that
Gmail is filtering spam for me, I really don't need ths spambouncer.
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