[Workaround.org] ISP style and fetchmail ???
email at christoph-haas.de
Mon Nov 12 20:30:47 CET 2007
On Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 08:20:05PM +0100, Michael Kroeg wrote:
> is there any possibility to setup a mailserver solution (as
> described in the tutorial) and still use fetchmail to
> receive mails from a "real" provider ???
You could simple run fetchmail as a daemon or via crontab to fetch
emails. But in that case you will likely have a name clash. E.g. if you
are foobar at web.de then you can't use "web.de" as one of your virtual
domains or Postfix won't send out mails for other web.de members. So you
had to use an artificial internal domain like "localmails". You would
fetch mails from dr.noetigenfalls at web.de to dr.noetigenfalls at localmails.
In addition fetchmail is not capable of using an SQL backend. So you
would have to add to the .fetchmailrc every time you add/remove user
accounts manually. Or you create a .fetchmailrc through a
bash/python/perl script automatically every few minutes.
If at all possible I strongly suggest you forward emails from web.de to
your own email server. Running a sophisticated mail server (like the one
you get from the ispmail tutorial) and then abusing it for fetchmail is
throwing pearls. :)
Or just use a second email account in your mail client that fetches
emails from web.de
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