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fetchmail and thunderbird

On Tuesday 22 March 2005 1:19 pm, arao at wrote:
> hi  ,
>   Has any one used this combination ?
> 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.
The bottom line is that fetchmail grabs email from the ISP's server and 
deposits them on your system in /var/spool/mail/<user> (/var/mail is also 
symlinked to /var/spool/mail).
While I have not used Thunderbird, it should be able to read email on your 
local system. If not, you can easily set up an imap or pop server on your 
local system. Both Fedora and SuSE have several POP3 and IMAP servers.

Jerry Feldman <gerald.feldman at>
Partner Technology Access Center (contractor) (PTAC-MA)
Hewlett-Packard Co.
550 King Street LKG2a-X2
Littleton, Ma. 01460

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