OT - How does most people accomplish mail downloads

Alex Neuman van der Hans alex at nkpanama.com
Thu Nov 30 18:48:20 GMT 2006

You can tell fetchmail to dump messages that are blocked by your server 
so it deletes them from the original box.

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. 

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