On Thursday 14 November 96, at 12 h 13, the keyboard of
Martin(_dot_)Wahlstrom(_at_)uab(_dot_)ericsson(_dot_)se (Martin Wahlstrom)
This is the most awful solution. A proper mail transport through UUCP or
SMTP would be much simpler.
Yes. But my ISP do not support UUCP (yet...) ;(
Change it. (Yes, I'm aware that many so-called Internet acces sproviders
do not even know what UUCP is and that sometimes the customer has no
choice. Yet, you should try to influence your provider. SMTP or UUCP is
mandatory for domain-delivery. Trashing all the domain into a mailbox and
hoping procmail could sort it is plainly wrong.)
popclient (at least version 2, version 3 seems better) should never be
used. It doesn't test delivery before deleting the messages on the POP
server. If your disk is full, you lose mail.
Aha! Didn't know that!
Any better programs anywhere?
Here is a list. I like gwpop, I let you discover why :-) popclient
version 3 seems better but I dind't test it in detail.
popclient : <ftp://ftp.mal.com/pub/pop> but Archie will find many places.
gwpop : <ftp://ftp.pasteur.fr/pub/Network/gwpop> or
<ftp://ftp.std.com/pub/mal/gwpop>, thanks to
Mark Lamourine <mlamouri(_at_)bbn(_dot_)com>
popc : <ftp://ftp.imag.fr/pub/Linux/net>
popmail : <ftp://ftp.cic.net/pub/Software/unix/mail>
fetchpop : <SUNSITE>/system/Mail/pop
getmail : <SUNSITE>/system/Mail/pop
pimp : <SUNSITE>/system/Mail/pop
pop-perl5 : <SUNSITE>/system/Mail/pop
What if your users subscribe to mailing lists? Their name will be in the
envelope but will not appear in any header.
Yes. You are right about that!
But I'm lucky, my users are no "computer-people" ;)
What if your users are in a Bcc field?
Well.. Is there a better solution?
A proper SMTP setting, with sendmail 8 (some tinkering necessary) or
qmail (some tinkering necessary) can be used for domain-delivery of
dialup sites. I still prefer UUCP but some people prefer it that way.
There is no way to do it with POP+procmail because lost information (the
mail enveloppe) cannot be recovered.