jonathan at barumtrading.co.uk
Thu Oct 21 13:14:18 UTC 2004
> On Thu, 21 Oct 2004 13:35:10 +0100 (BST), Jonathan Allen
> <jonathan at barumtrading.co.uk> wrote:
> > However, if a user isn't or hasn't logged in, their incoming mail will
> > continue to sit on the IMAP server and not get transfered to their
> > Evolution Inbox. How can I allow the buddy to get that mail transfered
> > to the real user's Evolution Inbox so that it can be seen through the
> > symlink mechanism ?
> > Or is there a better way of servicing this business requirement ?
> You want procmail and/or fetchmail. There is tons of documentation on
> both in the ether -- Google is your friend.
Thank you for your suggestions. I hope you'll excuse my questioning you
a little more on that.
As I understand it, fetchmail does a POP3/IMAP pickup from a mailserver
and delivers it to the SMTP socket of the machine on which it is running.
How does that get mail into the Evolution Inbox ?
As I understand it, procmail is a local filter that sits between an MTA
and the /var/spool/mail/~ mailbox. Were you suggesting a procmail rule
to deliver everything to ~/evolution/Inbox/mbox ? If so, does Evolution
support the mailbox locking mechanism, or does it expect with its own
Inbox to be the only one using it ?
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