Subject: Re: mail setup
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jeff Thieleke <email@example.com>
Date: 08/04/1995 20:14:33
> Now that pppd seems to be working for me I want to do mail. I talked to a
> friend of mine that runs Linux. He said he just runs a pop client from ip-up
> to retrieve his mail from his service provider. I guess the client puts the
> mail in /usr/spool/mail on his home machine. I don't have a static ip address.
> Is this the best way to do mail? If so, can someone suggest an appropriate
> client? Any configuration information is appreciated. Thanks.
Get popclient from ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/.5/linux/sunsite/system/Mail/pop.
Then edit popclient's config.h as follows:
MDA_PATH to "/usr/libexec/mail.local"
MDA_ALIAS to "mail.local"
MDA_ARGS to "-f POPmail $u" (the -f part is optional)
You could have popclient copy the mail directly into /var/spool/mail, but
using mail.local eliminates mail folder locking problems that you would
get with a direct copy.
For almost transparent mail delivery, create a crontab for yourself such as:
0-59/5 * * * * /usr/local/bin/popclient -s -u
USERNAME -p "PASSWORD" POPSERVER >/dev/null 2>&1
If you have NetBSD/m68k, you can get my precompiled copy at: