Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: "Remco Rijnders" <remco@×××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] .fetchmailrc syntax error
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 02:21:26
Message-Id: X4eyHQwMRoijBMJN@settler
1 On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 12:54:13AM +0000, Thomas wrote in
2 <20201015005421.3AE0BE098A@×××××××××××××.org>:
3 >I didn't know getmail was deprecated, but haven't used getmail in a long time.
4 >
5 >Maybe deprecated because of using Python 2.x which is deprecated? Or did they/could they port to Python 3.x?
7 Hi Thomas,
9 Getmail has been removed from Gentoo because it was 2.x only indeed. See
12 Upstream has not made support for Python 3.* a priority and as such getmail has
13 been forked into a version which does work with Python 3.*, see
16 >I use mpop and msmtp but am considering other possibilities including mutt.
17 >
18 >I want to keep email in a format that does not limit use to one particular application.
20 fetchmail and getmail are MDA's (Mail Delivery Agent), while mutt is a MUA (Mail
21 User Agent). While there is some overlap in functionality, they do serve
22 different roles. mutt can work fine with either fetchmail or getmail and is
23 happy to work with both mbox format mail files as well as maildir's.
25 BTW, you, or the MUA you currently use, somehow managed to make your message
26 respond to a different message than the one which you are quoting, which makes
27 your message show up on the incorrect thread for many clients.