Gathering POP3 and distributing via IMAP
Hi there - I have about five or six different POP3 e-mail accounts - Yahoo, my local ISP, etc. - and it's easy enough to download from multiple accounts in a mail reader on a single machine.
I'm about to try and set up a Linux server on my home network, and what I need to know is this : can I set up a server to gather all the mail from my various POP3 accounts across the web, and store it so that I can access it from any of the machines on my network? Setting up an IMAP server seems easy enough, but can I use it in this way?
Any ideas on where to look and how to do it would be appreciated.
Fetchmail uses SMTP to deliver the messages locally.
After fetchmail downloads the email from POP3 to your system it hands it your SMTP server such as sendmail to deliver it locally. IMAP will expect mail to be delivered by SMTP to it so fetchmail is exactly what you are looking for.
Fetchmail can also fetch from IMAP servers so you may find that confusing in the documentation.