dread at aceweb.com
Tue Oct 2 14:10:58 PDT 2007
On Tue, 2 Oct 2007 13:37:11 -0700 Bill Campbell said:
> On Wed, Oct 03, 2007, andrew clarke wrote:
> >On Sun, Sep 30, 2007 at 05:54:37PM -0700, Rem P Roberti wrote:
> >By default, Fetchmail will put your mail wherever $MAIL points to.
> >Usually this is in a file named /var/mail/username, where username is
> >your login name.
> I thought that the default for fetchmail was to pass the messages
> to the system's MTA (postfix, sendmail, etc.), not to attempt
> delivery itself.
As each message is retrieved, fetchmail normally delivers it via SMTP
to port 25 on the machine it is running on (localhost), just as though
it were being passed in over a normal TCP/IP link. fetchmail provides
the SMTP server with an envelope recipient derived in the manner
described previously. The mail will then be delivered locally via your
system's MDA (Mail Delivery Agent, usually sendmail(8) but your system
may use a different one such as smail, mmdf, exim, postfix, or qmail).
All the delivery-control mechanisms (such as .forward files) normally
available through your system MDA and local delivery agents will there-
fore work automatically.
If no port 25 listener is available, but your fetchmail configuration
was told about a reliable local MDA, it will use that MDA for local
$ man fetchmail
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