Linux tip, Fedora tip / howto: using RMAIL with an IMAP mail server

 
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using RMAIL with an IMAP mail server

  • fetchmail should already be installed, if not, here. It's a program that transfers e-mail from your IMAP server to your local disk
  • create a file ~/.fetchmailrc with the following:
    poll <imap server> proto IMAP port <port> user <userid> ssl pass <password>
  • maybe you won't need to specify the port number, maybe you won't need the ssl keyword
  • run fetchmail -d 60 to run fetchmail as a daemon, polling for mail every 60 seconds
  • you can put the above command in your .login, to make sure the daemon is started at every login
  • note that you should also have sendmail running as a daemon


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