fetching mail (but not fetchmail)

RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Sat Dec 25 09:12:12 UTC 2010

On Fri, 24 Dec 2010 00:33:42 -0600
David Kelly <dkelly at hiwaay.net> wrote:


> Mail.app, Outlook, or Firefox. But in doing this you are not giving
> up the ability to do mail on your console.
> ...
> When using maildir format both mutt and dovecot can operate out of
> the same mail repository at the same time.

mutt and [al]pine support imap, and dovecot works more efficiently if
you don't modify, or deliver to, the mail store without going through
imap or deliver.  

BTW no-one has mentioned getmail. getmail can deliver to an mda or
maildir and pipe though spam/virus filters itself. In combination
with the sieve support in dovecot deliver you can drop procmail

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