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ok, ive used qmail before, but our ISP is giving us a smtp, and since it is garunteed 100% uptime, that is cooler than mine (whitch is still pretty damn ...
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    ok, ive used qmail before, but our ISP is giving us a smtp, and since it is garunteed 100% uptime, that is cooler than mine (whitch is still pretty damn good, but no garuntees) basicaly, we have 250meg accounts with them, so I want to just POP the mail off, I've got fetchmail installed, and have it reterieveing mail to the correct users, but how can i view this mail, i dont see it in /spool/mail/qub333
    or sumsuch, and can i make an IMAP acccount with this mail?
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    for some reason im getting this error, i cant quite seem to figure out where its coming from

    fetchmail: 6.2.5 querying mail.comcast.net (protocol POP3) at Sun Sep 19 13:46:12 2004: poll started
    fetchmail: POP3< +OK (sccrpxc02) Maillennium POP3/PROXY server #147
    fetchmail: POP3> USER qub333
    fetchmail: POP3< +OK
    fetchmail: POP3> PASS *
    fetchmail: POP3< +OK ready
    fetchmail: POP3> STAT
    fetchmail: POP3< +OK 4 16372
    4 messages for qub333 at mail.comcast.net (16372 octets).
    fetchmail: POP3> LIST 1
    fetchmail: POP3< +OK 1 4755
    fetchmail: POP3> RETR 1
    fetchmail: POP3< +OK
    reading message qub333@mail.comcast.net:1 of 4 (4755 octets)
    fetchmail: SMTP connect to localhost failed
    fetchmail: POP3> QUIT
    fetchmail: POP3< Message from yahoo.com.
    fetchmail: SMTP transaction error while fetching from mail.comcast.net
    fetchmail: 6.2.5 querying mail.comcast.net (protocol POP3) at Sun Sep 19 13:46:18 2004: poll completed
    fetchmail: Query status=10 (SMTP)
    fetchmail: normal termination, status 10
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    Can you post your polling lines from /etc/fetchmailrc?

    You pretty much have to have procmail installed to handle the mail after fetchmail gets it. I have this running on my local mailserver...fetchmail fetches the mail and hands it to procmail. Procmail sorts/filters and delivers it.
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    ok, the error does seem to be lack of a local delivery service, will procmail play well with a local IMAP? thats the end goal for all this, an IMAP so we don't worry about passing our allotments on the comcast servers.
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    Yeah...my system runs like so:

    POP3 (multiple accts.)->fetchmail->procmail->IMAP4-ssl

    I have procmail deliver each users' mail to their home directories and IMAP4 serve it up. There's actually a good tut on how to do this on the gentoo wiki. It's the one entitled something like Setting up an Email System for the Home Network part II.
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    rightio, im on my way over, I was having some issues w/ procmail, but this tut will probably cover that.
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    Actually...it's the one that's NOT part II that I used.

    It doesn't help that much with procmail, but I've learned a bit about it here recently. Feel free to fire off some q's about it if you get'em.
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    actualy, I've found procmail to work quite well, got a secure IMAP running just dandy, and fetchmail works well, my only current problem is getting smtp services working well, it seems to work fine for fetchmail, but i was kinda hoping to point it all through the mailserver to the comcast smtp, but ill get that all at some point.
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    As in using postfix/qmail etc. to relay it to your comcast smtp server?

    I tried getting postfix to work via ssl, not forwarding. I had major problems with authentication, so I abandoned it for now.

    I plan on going back and maybe trying qmail, but that's not my top priority atm.
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    really, i have to agree, while i think that it would be a nice security feature, to have all internet access proxied (everything else is), so ive got them running the Comcast smtp's now, idealy at some point a ssl connectin will be used to the local server, and none of the clients will have raw net access. (as most if not all are windows, i dont like them to get near the internet if at all possible)

    Although there is a pecurlar action with Thunderbird, it won't view the folders that procmail has made on the IMAP, Evolution and Bloomba do, but no Thunderbird.....just an observation, a slightly irritating one, as this will force me to change mail-clients, but im poking around the prefs for a possible solution.
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