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Getting fetchmail to work with smtp when mail server already running in XP
- From: "Gary Nielson" <gary at garynielson dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2003 16:33:52 -0400
- Subject: Getting fetchmail to work with smtp when mail server already running in XP
I've installed cygwin on Windows XP and love it. I am trying to get
fetchmail to work with smtp. I am running my own smtp server in XP (Mercury)
as I have my own dynamic IP from dynip.com. I am using Outlook to send and
receive mail for my domain. I also am trying to download pop mail from
another account into cygwin so I can do some stuff with it with procmail and
perl. Fetchmail does download the mail, but to where, I have no idea,
because it doesn't show up as far as I can tell. I know I can set up some
smtp capabilities in cygwin, but that would collide with the mail server I
am running in XP. Have I worked myself into a corner? Anyone have any ideas?
The fetchmail manpage says:
As each message is retrieved fetchmail normally delivers
it via SMTP to port 25 on the machine it is running on
(localhost), just as though it were being passed in over a
normal TCP/IP link. The mail will then be delivered
locally via your system's MDA (Mail Delivery Agent, usu-
ally sendmail(8) but your system may use a different one
such as smail, mmdf, exim, or qmail). All the delivery-
control mechanisms (such as .forward files) normally
available through your system MDA and local delivery
agents will therefore work.
If no port 25 listener is available, but your fetchmail
compilation detected or was told about a reliable local
MDA, it will use that MDA for local delivery instead.
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