[CentOS] Anyone use fetchmail for multiple users?

Preston Crawford me at prestoncrawford.com
Wed Oct 12 23:44:06 UTC 2005

On Wed, 12 Oct 2005, Craig White wrote:

> On Wed, 2005-10-12 at 16:03 -0700, Preston Crawford wrote:
>> Trying to figure out how to configure it for multiple users. By default
>> CentOS doesn't have a daemon setup if you want to do this.
> ----
> I think fetchmail by design wasn't intended to run for anything but a
> single user and you can run many instances for many users.

True. I think my problem in this regard is that I used SuSE for a couple 
years and they setup fetchmail as a daemon so I thought this was kosher. 
But now that I think about it...

Anyway, I only want to run it for two people. Would I just run both of 
them in daemon mode?

> I suppose there have been people who have gotten it to work for a domain
> but generally, you could probably work out a store and forward with your
> ISP and use ETRN to pull in email for an entire domain instead of using
> fetchmail.

Maybe. We're just individual users, though, so just being able to pop the 
email is easier if we can do it.


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