[CentOS] Story of an email

Sat Nov 30 13:28:57 UTC 2013
Scott Robbins <scottro at nyc.rr.com>

On Sat, Nov 30, 2013 at 08:06:49AM -0500, Stephen Harris wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 30, 2013 at 07:43:36AM -0500, Scott Robbins wrote:
> > Fetchmail (and getmail) don't make use of smtp.  As their name suggests,
> Yes it does.
> >>From "man fetchmail"
>        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
>        the  SMTP  server  with  an  envelope  recipient  derived in the manner

Well thank you.  I actually had the correct thought in my head and typed
the wrong word, meaning the write postfix rather than smtp.  Although
having used getmail for many years, I hadn't realized that fetchmail does
use smtp to deliver, so I stand corrected both in fact and intention. 

Getmail can reinject through smtp if necessary too, so even the intention
was incorrect.  I blame it on the lack of caffeine, which I shall now
rectify.  :)

Scott Robbins
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