Using Thunderbird to Pull same e-mail from two PCs.

Andrew Syrewicze asyrewicze at
Thu May 31 21:49:16 UTC 2007

On 5/31/07, Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:
> Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> > Mario Vukelic wrote:
> >> On Wed, 2007-05-30 at 22:18 -0400, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> >>> Why not just set Thunderbird not to  delete email from the server?
> >>
> >> IMAP _is the much better option if a mail account shall be shared
> >> between multiple clients. It will, e.g., remember the read status,
> which
> >> POP will not
> >
> > True, but since the account is already POP, a separate IMAP server is
> > needed which adds complexity.
> Not half as much, imo, as trying to keep message status straight when
> leaving messages on a POP server for retrieval by multiple parties.
> I use Fetchmail to fetch from gmail and drop into the Maildir directories
> serviced by my local IMAP, and dovecot for the imap server.  Fetchmail
> takes a little bit of setup, dovecot almost none.
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Okay i've got Fetchmail setup and Dovecot running with IMAP as the selected
service. I run the fetchmail retrieval and this is what i get.

fetchmail: 6.3.6 querying (protocol POP3) at Thu 31 May
2007 05:44:17 PM EDT: poll started
Trying to connect to
fetchmail: Issuer Organization: Equifax
fetchmail: Unknown Issuer CommonName
fetchmail: Server CommonName:
fetchmail: key fingerprint:
fetchmail: POP3< +OK Gpop ready for requests from z52pf14465pyg
fetchmail: POP3> USER myemail at
fetchmail <myemail at gmail.comfetchmail>: POP3< +OK send PASS
fetchmail: POP3> PASS *
fetchmail: POP3< +OK Welcome.
fetchmail: POP3> STAT
fetchmail: POP3< +OK 59 311482
59 messages for myemail at at (311482 octets).
fetchmail: POP3> LIST 1
fetchmail: POP3< +OK 1 3845
fetchmail: POP3> RETR 1
fetchmail: POP3< +OK message follows
reading message myemail at of 59 (3845 octets)
Trying to connect to failed.
fetchmail: connection to localhost:smtp [] failed:
Connection refused.
fetchmail: SMTP connect to localhost failed
fetchmail: POP3> QUIT
fetchmail: POP3< I'm running Edubuntu Dapper Drake (6.10) on a
Macintosh Powerbook
fetchmail: SMTP transaction error while fetching from
asyrewicze at and delivering to SMTP host
fetchmail: 6.3.6 querying (protocol POP3) at Thu 31 May
2007 05:44:18 PM EDT: poll completed
fetchmail: Query status=10 (SMTP)
fetchmail: normal termination, status 10

*.. checking failed!*

Any ideas on this???
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