Thanks to Todd Slater & Brian McKee

Scott J. Henson scotth at
Sun Sep 10 21:24:29 UTC 2006

Ken McLennan wrote:
> 	I've followed your advice, and now have ssmtp installed and it seems to
> be running. However I've also found that although it will send mail from
> mutt to my ISP without difficulty, when running fetchmail it doesn't
> send messages the downloaded messages to my local mailbox.

Oh, I didn't know you were using mutt in local mail spool
only mode.  When I use it I use an imap mailbox.  I do
believe you can tell fetchmail to deliver the mail directly
to your local mda.  In most cases that would be procmail,
though the fetchmail man page seems to suggest that maildrop
is the prefered method.  The option you are looking for is
-m or --mda.  You can 'man fetchmail' for more information
on how to use this.

> 	where an ex developer states that ssmtp doesn't deliver locally, so
> I'll have a look at esmtp instead.

I do believe esmtp would do that, but I would suggest having
fetchmail hand the mail directly to your mda of choice.

Scott Henson
LCSEE Systems Staff
WVU MAE Undergraduate
Ubuntu User

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