Re: mail (local mail)
- From: Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2008 08:19:46 -0500
On 08/30/08 04:09, Mark Allums wrote:
Look at the list of packages available, using the web or Aptitude or Synaptic or whatever. Look for something that is mature and fairly lightweight. It needs to be an MTA. It doesn't need to support POP3 or IMAP necessarily;
MTAs don't do IMAP. That's the job of the IMAPd, and why full-
featured mail systems are broken out into lots of smaller mix-and-
I, for example, use courier-imap with postfix.
$ apt-cache search courier | grep ^courier | sort | cut -d\ -f1
that is what Icedove (Thunderbird), Mutt, PINE, etc. are for.
Bah! That's Windows thinking.
Running my own fetchmail/MTA/IMAP trifecta lets me be completely MUA-independent. If, for example, Icedove or X gets hosed for some reason, or I decide that I hate Iceweasel, or I want to switch to KDE, openbox, etc, all, no problem.
After a *little* bit of trial and error, I was able to configure Postfix to be a satellite relay host. So, MUA fetches mail from $(cat /etc/hostname):143 and sends mail to $(cat /etc/hostname):25. I haven't had to touch those config files in over 3 years!
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
"Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no
hook beneath it." -- Thomas Jefferson
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