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- From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
- To: "John D. Gwinner" <JGwinner@dazsi.com>
- Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2000 16:26:20 -0500
"John D. Gwinner" wrote:
> We're currently using expat as our C++ parser (well, wrapped C++), but I
> don't really want to have to write a pop3 client if at all possible.
> Haven't researched this *that* much yet.
I recommend that you use the open-source "fetchmail" program, which
fetches messages from POP3 mailboxes and redelivers them locally
using your SMTP daemon, sendmail or qmail or whatever. You can
deliver to a local alias (in /etc/aliases) which sends everything to
a program; that program just has to strip off the mail headers
and do whatever it likes with the content.
Fetchmail is available from your favorite open-source archive,
or from the home page at http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/fetchmail .
Typical .fetchmailrc config file:
set daemon 600 # poll every 10 minutes, adjust as needed
poll mailserver.yourdomain.com protocol pop3
user xml-input there, password whatever, is xml-input here
Typical /etc/aliases entry:
(Don't forget to add the xml-gobbler program to the directory of mail-safe
programs in /usr/adm/sm.bin if you are using smrsh.)
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