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Sep 30, 2001, 17:50 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Melinda Petruzziello)


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"Now that you've read about my computer experience and my Linux box, it's time to get to the meat of this article: fetchmail, for personal use.

One of the first things I wanted to do when I first set up my Linux box was send and receive email. To read my email, I use Pine v4.21 (which I think is the latest version at this time). Sending and receiving email to users on the system or in a network environment is easy with Pine, but what if you want to receive email from a source outside your network? Fetchmail is the answer.

  • Make sure you have your Linux box set up for email support. You will need to have at least three email utilities installed: sendmail, the MDA (mail delivery agent)
  • fetchmail, for retrieving email from sources outside your network
  • pine, for reading and composing your email"

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