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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.4//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.4/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7 <!ENTITY fetchmail-download-http "http://www.catb.org/~esr/fetchmail/fetchmail-&fetchmail-version;.tar.gz">
8 <!ENTITY fetchmail-download-ftp "ftp://gnome.dti.ad.jp/.1/unix/net/mail/fetchmail/fetchmail-&fetchmail-version;.tar.gz">
9 <!ENTITY fetchmail-md5sum "9956b30139edaa4f5f77c4d0dbd80225">
10 <!ENTITY fetchmail-size "1.2 MB">
11 <!ENTITY fetchmail-buildsize "5.8 MB">
12 <!ENTITY fetchmail-time "0.14 SBU">
13]>
14
15<sect1 id="fetchmail" xreflabel="Fetchmail">
16 <?dbhtml filename="fetchmail.html"?>
17
18 <sect1info>
19 <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
20 <date>$Date$</date>
21 </sect1info>
22
23 <title>Fetchmail-&fetchmail-version;</title>
24
25 <indexterm zone="fetchmail">
26 <primary sortas="a-Fetchmail">Fetchmail</primary>
27 </indexterm>
28
29 <sect2 role="package">
30 <title>Introduction to Fetchmail</title>
31
32 <para>The <application>Fetchmail</application> package contains a mail
33 retrieval program. &quot;It retrieves mail from remote mail servers and
34 forwards it to your local (client) machine's delivery system, so it can then be
35 read by normal mail user agents.&quot; </para>
36
37 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Package Information</bridgehead>
38 <itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
39 <listitem>
40 <para>Download (HTTP): <ulink url="&fetchmail-download-http;"/></para>
41 </listitem>
42 <listitem>
43 <para>Download (FTP): <ulink url="&fetchmail-download-ftp;"/></para>
44 </listitem>
45 <listitem>
46 <para>Download MD5 sum: &fetchmail-md5sum;</para>
47 </listitem>
48 <listitem>
49 <para>Download size: &fetchmail-size;</para>
50 </listitem>
51 <listitem>
52 <para>Estimated disk space required: &fetchmail-buildsize;</para>
53 </listitem>
54 <listitem>
55 <para>Estimated build time: &fetchmail-time;</para>
56 </listitem>
57 </itemizedlist>
58
59 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Fetchmail Dependencies</bridgehead>
60
61 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Required</bridgehead>
62 <para><xref linkend="openssl"/> and a local MDA (<xref linkend="procmail"/>)</para>
63
64 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Optional</bridgehead>
65 <para><xref linkend="python"/> and <xref linkend="tk"/></para>
66
67 </sect2>
68
69 <sect2 role="installation">
70 <title>Installation of Fetchmail</title>
71
72 <para>Install <application>Fetchmail</application> by running the following
73 commands:</para>
74
75<screen><userinput>./configure --prefix=/usr --with-ssl --enable-fallback=procmail &amp;&amp;
76make &amp;&amp;
77make install</userinput></screen>
78
79 </sect2>
80
81 <sect2 role="commands">
82 <title>Command explanations</title>
83
84 <para><parameter>--with-ssl</parameter>: This enables SSL if found, so that
85 you can handle connections to secure POP3 and IMAP servers.</para>
86
87 <para><parameter>--enable-fallback=procmail</parameter>: This tells
88 <application>Fetchmail</application> to hand incoming mail to
89 <application>Procmail</application> for delivery if your port 25 mail server is
90 not present or not responding.</para>
91
92 </sect2>
93
94 <sect2 role="configuration">
95 <title>Configuring Fetchmail</title>
96
97 <sect3 id="fetchmail-config">
98 <title>Config files</title>
99
100 <para><filename>~/.fetchmailrc</filename></para>
101
102 <indexterm zone="fetchmail fetchmail-config">
103 <primary sortas="e-AA.fetchmailrc">~/.fetchmailrc</primary>
104 </indexterm>
105
106 </sect3>
107
108 <sect3>
109 <title>Configuration Information</title>
110
111<screen><userinput>cat &gt; ~/.fetchmailrc &lt;&lt; "EOF"
112<literal>set logfile /var/log/fetchmail.log
113set no bouncemail
114set postmaster root
115
116poll SERVERNAME :
117 user <replaceable>[username]</replaceable> pass <replaceable>[password]</replaceable>;
118 mda "/usr/bin/procmail -f %F -d %T";</literal>
119EOF
120
121chmod 0600 ~/.fetchmailrc</userinput></screen>
122
123 <para>This is an example configuration that should suffice for most people.
124 You can add as many users and servers as you need using the same syntax.</para>
125
126 <para><command>man fetchmail</command>: Look for the section near
127 the bottom named <emphasis role="strong">CONFIGURATION EXAMPLES</emphasis>. It
128 gives some quick examples. There are countless other config options once
129 you get used to it.</para>
130
131 </sect3>
132
133 </sect2>
134
135 <sect2 role="content">
136 <title>Contents</title>
137
138 <segmentedlist>
139 <segtitle>Installed Program</segtitle>
140 <segtitle>Installed Libraries</segtitle>
141 <segtitle>Installed Directories</segtitle>
142
143 <seglistitem>
144 <seg>fetchmail and fetchmailconf</seg>
145 <seg>None</seg>
146 <seg>None</seg>
147 </seglistitem>
148 </segmentedlist>
149
150 <variablelist>
151 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
152 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
153 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
154
155 <varlistentry id="fetchmail-prog">
156 <term><command>fetchmail</command></term>
157 <listitem>
158 <para>when executed as a user, this will source that users
159 <filename>~/.fetchmailrc</filename> and download the appropriate mail.</para>
160 <indexterm zone="fetchmail fetchmail-prog">
161 <primary sortas="b-fetchmail">fetchmail</primary>
162 </indexterm>
163 </listitem>
164 </varlistentry>
165
166 <varlistentry id="fetchmailconf">
167 <term><command>fetchmailconf</command></term>
168 <listitem>
169 <para>this program provides a <application>Tk</application>
170 <acronym>GUI</acronym> interface to your <filename>~/.fetchmailrc</filename>
171 file making it much easier to configure. However, you will require
172 <application>Python</application>, and it must have the Tkinker module
173 available.</para>
174 <indexterm zone="fetchmail fetchmailconf">
175 <primary sortas="b-fetchmailconf">fetchmailconf</primary>
176 </indexterm>
177 </listitem>
178 </varlistentry>
179
180 </variablelist>
181
182 </sect2>
183
184</sect1>
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