OT - How does most people accomplish mail downloads

mikea mikea at mikea.ath.cx
Wed Nov 29 21:21:06 GMT 2006

On Wed, Nov 29, 2006 at 04:15:10PM -0500, Steve Campbell wrote:
> I apologize for the OT, but I see where a lot of people use MailScanner to 
> scan mail they get from their ISP to a home computer. How do most people set 
> the download from their ISP to their local sendmail/postfix/MTA? The 
> scanning part is not the problem once I get it into sendmail, but is this a 
> scheduled interval task and what is used?
> I'm just drawing a blank here.

For the one case where mail doesn't come directly into my home box, 
I use fetchmail. Works pretty well for the most part, *but* spam on 
the external box stays there, gets rejected by my milters, and the 
admin gets mildly irritated. 

Mike Andrews, W5EGO
mikea at mikea.ath.cx
Tired old sysadmin 

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