[CentOS] Fetchmail question

Scot P. Floess sfloess at nc.rr.com
Fri Dec 18 15:50:26 UTC 2009


You can configure fetchmail to grab email from more than one server - I'm 
doing that now at home.  I have a workstation VM that runs fetchmail - one 
to pull mail from my mailserver and the other from Road Runner - one 
config file, 2 different remote email accounts - 1 local user account...

On Fri, 18 Dec 2009, Davy Leon wrote:

> Actually I'm using POP3, but just looking for improvements in speed. Plus,
> fetchm,ail doesn't allow fetch more than one account at a time, and it's
> kind slow in the secure handshaking. There is another package should I
> "explore" using it to improve speed?
>
> Thanks for your answer
>
> David
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Brian Mathis" <brian.mathis at gmail.com>
> To: "CentOS mailing list" <centos at centos.org>
> Sent: Friday, December 18, 2009 10:27 AM
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Fetchmail question
>
>
> On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 10:29 AM, Davy Leon <davy at scu.escambray.com.cu>
> wrote:
>> Hi folks
>>
>> This question is about fetchmail running on my Centos 5.3 box.
>> I need to fetch my email from different accounts living on remote servers
>> and drop it on my local mailbox.
>> The question is wich way is faster for fetchmail... using POP3 or IMAP?
>>
>> Thanks
>> David
>
> Not sure I could say which is faster, but POP3 is more simple and is
> intended for what you are doing.  IMAP is meant to have all messages
> stored on the server and thus supports folders and other more advanced
> features.
>
> Based on what you are trying to accomplish, I would use POP3.
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