OT - How does most people accomplish mail downloads

Steve Campbell campbell at cnpapers.com
Wed Nov 29 21:45:06 GMT 2006

Thank you both,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ugo Bellavance" <ugob at camo-route.com>
To: <mailscanner at lists.mailscanner.info>
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 4:38 PM
Subject: Re: OT - How does most people accomplish mail downloads

> mikea wrote:
>> 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.
> fetchmail here too.
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