how to set up my "fetchmail" on f20 without sendmail?

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at
Wed Dec 25 13:59:32 UTC 2013

On Tue, 24 Dec 2013 14:32:17 -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

> > I run fetchmail with option   mda "/usr/bin/procmail -t -f -"
> > to deliver (and filter) via procmail.
>    hmmm ... i may try that. i assume that, with this approach, i
> won't need to install sendmail, correct?


> and if i choose to use
> procmail, will this simply deliver mail for me locally even
> before i start to configure my procmail rules? thanks.

Yes, that's default behaviour. Quoting from the first paragraph in
"man procmail":

 | If no rcfile is found, or processing of the rcfile falls off the end,
 | procmail will store the mail in the default system mailbox.

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