Popping mail or fetchmail

Thomas Ward tward at bright.net
Mon Feb 4 12:08:57 EST 2002

As I understand it when you move the inbox path to the pop server you are
viewing the mail on the server, nd not on your local machine.
fetchmail actually moves the mail from the server to the local machine.

----- Original Message -----
From: Dan Murphy <mweeby at nycap.rr.com>
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Sent: Monday, February 04, 2002 4:58 AM
Subject: Popping mail or fetchmail

> Hi all.
> I recently tried the thing where I changed the in box path in Pine to
> reflect my ISP's pop server, and it works great, but what are the pros and
> cons regarding this technique over using fetchmail, which I've also used
> quite successfully?
> Thanks.
> Dan Murphy
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