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Posted Jun 17, 2004 18:31 UTC (Thu) by rfunk (subscriber, #4054)
In reply to: fetchmail by larryr
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to mail clients: introduction

Thanks, that's good to know. Some of the developers (including me) share
at least some of your concerns, so I think things may improve a bit in
the future. Probably not in the next release, but possibly after that.

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Posted Jun 17, 2004 21:28 UTC (Thu) by lakeland (subscriber, #1157) [Link]

While I've got a developer listening... ;-)

I run fetchmail systemwide to get mail from my backup MX. The only way I
found to do this was to add a new user to my system, and add fancy a
procmail rule for forwarding the mail on. Fetchmail
supports /etc/fetchmailrc, but that file does not appear to allow delivery
to more than one user??

My solution works perfectly, but I think it is
ugly and it was a pain to set up. Anyway, I'm not sure how many people
are in the same boat -- most people
nowadays are probably are sitting on single user systems.


Posted Jun 17, 2004 21:49 UTC (Thu) by rfunk (subscriber, #4054) [Link]

It sounds like you might want multidrop mode. Search for that phrase in the man page and see if what it says there helps.

If that doesn't help, post your intentions and configuration to the mailing list.


Posted Jun 17, 2004 21:55 UTC (Thu) by lakeland (subscriber, #1157) [Link]

Cool, thanks :-)

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