[CentOS] Anyone use fetchmail for multiple users?

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Wed Oct 12 23:53:34 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-10-12 at 16:44 -0700, Preston Crawford wrote:
> 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?
yes - simply put their configs in each of their $HOME/.fetchmailrc

probably add to /etc/rc.d/rc.local
su - craig -c 'fetchmail' &
su - preston -c 'fetchmail' &

# cat /home/craig/.fetchmailrc
set daemon 180
set postmaster craig
set nospambounce
set nobouncemail
set logfile /home/craig/fetchmail.log
poll mail10.alevelhigher.com
        proto imap
        localdomains azapple.com
        user "MY_USERNAME"
        pass "MY_PASS
        batchlimit 25



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