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Many email clients in parallel [was: Additional software to read email w

From: Andrzej Adam Filip
Subject: Many email clients in parallel [was: Additional software to read email with Gnus on Ubuntu?]
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 11:39:29 +0100

thruxton <> wrote:
> I would like to use Gnus to read email/newsgroups on my ubuntu laptop
> but am unsure what extra software I need to install to do so.
> I have home email, work email and gmail/yahoo mail to configure, most
> use ssl on the smtp end, do I need utilities like starttls or msmtp
> installed?
>  Do I need fetchmail & sendmail or does Gnus manage all of these
> things?
> I am using Ubuntu 8.10 and the emacs-snapshot that includes Gnus v5.13
> I am comfortable with fetchmail getting my emails and pointing Gnus to
> my inbox, but as for sending email and using helper utilites I am not
> sure what to install.
> Thanks for any advice you can give me.

Would you like to create configuration allowing you to use *multiple*
email clients/news readers in parallel?

1) I prefer to install "local IMAP server" (e.g. dovecot) and use
   fetchmail to download messages from remote mailboxes into local 
   imap folders (with sieve/procmail filtering and sorting).
2) You can use leafnode to download usenet newsgroups (from many
   sources) to local news spool also accessible via nntp

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