"ben" == ben <ben+nmh(_at_)benjaminsummers(_dot_)net> writes:
ben> What do people use SMTP/IMAP/POP features for? Don't fetchmail
ben> and sendmail cover this?
I have little use for SMTP except to localhost, and I never understood
why /usr/sbin/sendmail for submit wasn't good enough. yeah, in the
olden days of 8Mbyte sun3s, running a local MTA was expensive...
As for incoming POP, I never really used it. For along time I had a hack
to inc/spopd such that inc would run "ssh mailserver spopd --stdin", but
this was in the day before SSL for POP and IMAP.
fetchmail is okay, and I use it like:
fetchmail --proto POP3 --mda "/usr/lib/mh/rcvstore -sequence novavision
+inbox" --logfile /var/tmp/nvmail.log mail.novavision.ca
but, I'd rather that this was a little more integrated. Perhaps patches
to both NMH and fetchmail. (In particular, I'd like to run all my mail
fetches in parallel, and I think that recvstore does not do any locking)
Others would like to access an IMAP server using nmh. I concur with
this use, but I'd also like to do the reverse: access the email on my
laptop via IMAP from *insert-favorite-mobile-device*. (that's what
end-to-end networking is about...) Not just my inbox, but in fact all
my email archives, the first ten years of which is not on my laptop at
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