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fetchmail and thunderbird

On Tue, Mar 22, 2005 at 01:34:45PM -0500, dsr at wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 22, 2005 at 01:19:58PM -0500, arao at wrote:
> >
> > my intent is to get fetch mail to download my emails to my home
> > machine on a scheduled manner to keep my server low on its disk
> > usage  , but I still want to use my  ThunderBird as the email
> > client.
> No, no one has ever tried to read mail that was already downloaded to
> their machine.

Hmm, what have I been doing with fetchmail and mutt all these years ;-)

If ThunderBird can't access your local mail spool, you could always run
a POP or IMAP server locally (which should probably be restricted to
local access).  It should be possible in this case to access your mail
from Thunderbird.

> They especially didn't use fetchmail or getmail to do it, because as
> everyone knows, that's not a supported use for those programs.

man fetchmail


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