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Re: Help with Gmail

2019-12-02 04:34:24
Answering the question about dad.org email addresses:

Norm will continue to use this domain, but doesn’t want to transfer from his 
current email provider to Gmail until he is sure that he can fetch and send via 

~ Dave

Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 1, 2019, at 9:27 AM, norm@dad.org wrote:

Ralph Corderoy <ralph@inputplus.co.uk> writes:

Hi Norm,

So I have to switch to Gmail and therefore have to fetch messages from
Gmail to nmh (that is, the maildrop) and send messages to Gmail from

Are you still sticking with the dad.org domain name when sending your
emails, or will you be gaining a new ...@gmail.com email address?

I don't know. Maybe Dave, who set up the account for me knows.

How do you currently fetch messages so they reach nmh?
For example, inc(1) has POP3 support, or some use a non-nmh program like
fetchmail(1).  If we know what you currently use then we can try and
minimise the changes.

I periodically call fetchmail with:

 fetchmail  --limit $maxSize --limitflush --silent --timeout $timeout -f 
$file 2>&1


my $timeout=300;
my $maxSize=5000000;

and the contents of /root/.fetchmailrc are:

    set logfile = /tmp/fetchmail.log

    poll imap.rawbw.com with protocol IMAP
    user "soft" with pass PASSWORD is "norm" here

    #mda "/usr/lib/sendmail -oem"
    smtphost localhost

where PASSWORD is a string that I don't think I should include in an Email to
a wide audience. It was given to me, a couple decades ago, by my Internet

Is there somewhere that the basic ideas of using nmh with Gmail are

Well, until those that know better arrive, there's mhlogin(1) that's all
about gaining the credentials that allow nmh to access Gmail when
running send(1).  And send's man page briefly mentions Gmail as an aside
when explaining another feature.  But I think getting from those to a
working system will need more assistance from this list.

What's the output of ‘inc -version’ as some features you may need are
only in later versions of nmh.

    inc -- nmh-1.7.1 built 2018-03-17 14:13:11 +0000 on nad.dad.org

   Norman Shapiro

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