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From: Peter Humphrey <peter@××××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Setting up fetchmail to feed postfix
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:39:34
Message-Id: 2105357.N7kWRluRGt@peak
Hello list,

My MUA is KMail-2, which seems to be all right for others using IMAP but is 
very far from robust when fetching POP3 mails. I've tried alternatives to 
it, but none of them suit me - in particular, claws-mail is horrible, 
requiring a very different mental model just to operate it. Therefore I'm 
trying an evasion, which is to use fetchmail to retrieve emails from my ISP 
and deliver them to postfix, which can then serve them via IMAP.

I already have postfix working, I think, collecting emails from the LAN, but 
the fetchmail documentation is confusing and I hesitate to jump straight in 
for fear of losing emails.

Is there any guidance on setting up fetchmail on Gentoo to operate in this 
way? I've searched in likely places but the Gentoo docs are long out of date 
and others don't help much, so I still don't know what to add to /etc/
conf.d/fetchmail, nor whether I need a ~/.fetchmailrc or an /etc/fetchmailrc 
file (no sample comes with the ebuild).

What does the panel think?

-- 
Regards,
Peter.

Replies

Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Setting up fetchmail to feed postfix Wols Lists <antlists@××××××××××××.uk>
Re: [gentoo-user] Setting up fetchmail to feed postfix Ralph Seichter <m16+gentoo@×××××××××××.net>
Re: [gentoo-user] Setting up fetchmail to feed postfix Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>