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Re: rmail Setup

From: Hadron
Subject: Re: rmail Setup
Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 00:30:17 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/23.0.0 (gnu/linux)

Xavier Maillard <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
>    I think that my problem is that I have just absolutely no clue how to
>    configure rmail properly.
> The question is very basic in fact. Depending on how you want to
> fetch your mail, the setup is different.
> You have the option to either give all power to rmail and thus it
> will take in charge the fetching and displaying of your mail.
> This method needs some configuration to inform rmail where and
> how to retrieve your mails. You have to be sure that movemail has
> been compiled with --with-pop option.
> Or you can use external third party tools such as
> fetchmail/procmail to fetch your mail from your pop3 server.
> Advantage of this method is that you simply configure fetchmail
> once and you have nothing to do in rmail. M-x rmail RET will
> automaticall retrieve your message from your local spool.
> Please, consider reading GNU Emacs manual[1] or check Rmail info
> page[2].
> [1]
> [2] C-h i m Rmail RET
>       Xavier

Also consider "getmail" over "fetchmail".

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