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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<sect1info>
17<othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
18<date>$Date$</date>
19</sect1info>
20<?dbhtml filename="fetchmail.html"?>
21<title>Fetchmail-&fetchmail-version;</title>
22
23<sect2>
24<title>Introduction to <application>Fetchmail</application></title>
25
26<para>The <application>Fetchmail</application> package contains a mail
27retrieval program. &quot;It retrieves mail from remote mail servers and
28forwards it to your local (client) machine's delivery system, so it can then be
29read by normal mail user agents.&quot; </para>
30
31<sect3><title>Package information</title>
32<itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
33<listitem><para>Download (HTTP): <ulink
34url="&fetchmail-download-http;"/></para></listitem>
35<listitem><para>Download (FTP): <ulink
36url="&fetchmail-download-ftp;"/></para></listitem>
37<listitem><para>Download MD5 sum: &fetchmail-md5sum;</para></listitem>
38<listitem><para>Download size: &fetchmail-size;</para></listitem>
39<listitem><para>Estimated disk space required:
40&fetchmail-buildsize;</para></listitem>
41<listitem><para>Estimated build time:
42&fetchmail-time;</para></listitem></itemizedlist>
43</sect3>
44
45<sect3><title><application>Fetchmail</application> dependencies</title>
46<sect4><title>Required</title>
47<para><xref linkend="openssl"/> and
48a local MDA (<xref linkend="procmail"/>)</para>
49</sect4>
50
51<sect4><title>Optional</title>
52<para><xref linkend="python"/> and <xref linkend="tk"/></para>
53</sect4>
54</sect3>
55
56</sect2>
57
58<sect2>
59<title>Installation of <application>Fetchmail</application></title>
60
61<para>Install <application>Fetchmail</application> by running the following
62commands:</para>
63
64<screen><userinput><command>./configure --prefix=/usr --with-ssl --enable-fallback=procmail &amp;&amp;
65make &amp;&amp;
66make install</command></userinput></screen>
67
68</sect2>
69
70<sect2>
71<title>Command explanations</title>
72
73<para><option>--with-ssl</option>: This enables
74<acronym>SSL</acronym> if found, so that you can handle connections to
75secure <acronym>POP</acronym>3 and <acronym>IMAP</acronym> servers.</para>
76
77<para><parameter>--enable-fallback=procmail</parameter>: This tells
78<application>Fetchmail</application> to hand incoming mail to
79<application>Procmail</application> for delivery if your port 25 mail server is
80not present or not responding.</para>
81
82</sect2>
83
84<sect2>
85<title>Configuring <application>Fetchmail</application></title>
86
87<sect3><title>Config files</title>
88<para><filename>~/.fetchmailrc</filename></para>
89</sect3>
90
91<sect3><title>Configuration Information</title>
92
93<screen><userinput><command>cat &gt; ~/.fetchmailrc &lt;&lt; "EOF"</command>
94set logfile /var/log/fetchmail.log
95set no bouncemail
96set postmaster root
97
98poll SERVERNAME :
99 user <replaceable>[username]</replaceable> pass <replaceable>[password]</replaceable>;
100 mda "/usr/bin/procmail -f %F -d %T";
101<command>EOF</command>
102
103<command>chmod 0600 ~/.fetchmailrc</command></userinput></screen>
104
105<para>This is an example configuration that should suffice for most people.
106You can add as many users and servers as you need using the same syntax.</para>
107
108<para><command>man fetchmail</command>: Look for the section near
109the bottom named <emphasis role="strong">CONFIGURATION EXAMPLES</emphasis>. It
110gives some quick examples. There are countless other config options once
111you get used to it.</para>
112</sect3>
113
114</sect2>
115
116<sect2>
117<title>Contents</title>
118
119<para>The <application>Fetchmail</application> package contains
120<command>fetchmail</command> and <command>fetchmailconf</command>.</para>
121
122</sect2>
123
124<sect2><title>Description</title>
125
126<sect3><title>fetchmail</title>
127<para>When executed as a user, this will source that users
128<filename>~/.fetchmailrc</filename> and download the appropriate mail.
129</para></sect3>
130
131<sect3>
132<title>fetchmailconf</title>
133
134<para>This program provides a <application>Tk</application>
135<acronym>GUI</acronym> interface to your <filename>~/.fetchmailrc</filename>
136file making it much easier to configure. However, you will require
137<application>Python</application>, and it must have the Tkinker module
138available.</para>
139</sect3>
140
141</sect2>
142
143</sect1>
144
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