POP3 recommendations...

Erwan David erwan at rail.eu.org
Thu Feb 21 23:40:55 UTC 2008

Le Thu 21/02/2008, Peter Harrison disait
> I've not run a POP3 server before, but now I'm getting tired of confusing myself pulling my email down from my ISP across my laptop, desktop, and home server. Could someone recommend a solution for me?
> The situation is that I have a home server (running NFS, Samba, FTP, Apache, Mysql), plus a desktop and laptop (which generally gets used just around the house). The desktop and laptop both run fetchmail to collect my email from my ISP - but obviously this means some of my email ends up on the laptop, and some on the desktop.
> I'm after something like using fetchmail on the server to collect the mail, then probably sort it with procmail before making it available to my home network. The aim is for the mail to remain on the home server - Ie. In one central location on my network.
> Any recommendations for a POP3 server that would fit into a home network and make this easy to understand for the newbie?
> Thanks for your help.

I'd rather use an IMAP server on the central server : imap is made for keeping
the mailboxes centrally and consulting them remotely. Thus your mail stays on
the servers, but you can treat it from your laptop as well.

I have a similar setting, with courier imap, and procmail delivering to the
underlying maildir. But when I find time I'll investigate maildrop as mail
delivery agent with filtering capabilities.


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