[plug] Sendmail, etc

steve steve at newton.dialix.com.au
Sun Jul 19 20:18:55 WST 1998

Neil Hunt wrote:

> I'm curious, what do people with dialup connections to an ISP use to
> retrieve their mail from the server?  I'm investigating sendmail atm,
> but it seems rather complicated (well the book is over 700 pages long),
> beside using Nertscape mail, how would I go about setting up, say Pine,
> to retrive my mail?
> Neil...

I have been using a bash script i made up using the programpopclient
the script runs popclient twice and retrieves the mail from my 2 email

Then i just run pine to read the mail downloaded.
i got popclient from sunsite ,or it may be standard on red hat

See the MAIL-Howto for details of how to do this.
the command line would be something like this
popclient -3 -all -k -v -o /var/spool/mail/root  your.isp.com.au -u
joebloggs -p "joes_passwd"

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