"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
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
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