[ILUG] fetchmail newbie question
Paul J Collins
sneakums at zork.net
Fri Apr 6 11:28:54 IST 2001
>>>>> "DM" == David Murphy <drjolt+ilug at redbrick.dcu.ie> writes:
DM> Quoting <6uy9te9yi1.fsf at zork.zork.net>
DM> by Paul J Collins <sneakums at zork.net>:
>> You must have an MTA (such as Sendmail, Exim or Postfix)
>> configured and operating correctly for local deliveries for
>> fetchmail to successfully retrieve your mail.
DM> You can use the -m option to pass directly to a local delivery
DM> agent if you don't want to bother with a local MTA.
Now that's just sick! Sick, but... curiously appealing.
Running a local MTA is useful anyway because you can send mail and let
it pile up in its queue; many distros run the MTA's queue when a PPP
link comes up, so it all work out fabulously.
Now that I think of all the things that use the mail system (cron
being one) running a system without one is not a good idea at all.
"Pity has no place at my table."
-- Dr Hannibal Lecter
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