[neomutt-users] Using fetchmail with Neomutt

Dan Ciprus (dciprus) dciprus at cisco.com
Thu Jun 20 00:07:36 CEST 2019

Fetchmail is a pre-historical dinosaur but still works. I've also put my hands 
on below recommended getmail and yes, I can confirm that getmail is more 
user-friendly and if you have coding skills it's even easily fixable since it's 
written in python.

On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 04:50:50PM -0500, Russ Urquhart wrote:
>Thanks for info, I think I may try the Getmail and see if that works!
>> On Jun 19, 2019, at 2:46 PM, Stefan Kropp <stefan at debxwoody.de> wrote:
>> Am Mittwoch, den 19.06.2019 um 19:09:33 +0000 schrieb dciprus at cisco.com:
>>> Fetchmail will pull your email from mailserver and it can deliver it to MUA,
>>> in your case procmail or simply to the mailbox/maildir. Procmail will help
>>> you with filtering and additional modifications of your emails.
>>> So answer is yes, you can use fetchmail and later set up your procmail rules.
>>> On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 06:45:49PM +0000, russurquhart1 at verizon.net wrote:
>>>>  Hi,
>>>>  I am the guy who was getting the UIDL error when trying to access my POP
>>>>  account.
>>>>  Someone suggested, back then, that i could use fetchmail to pull my email
>>>>  from the POP server, and pull it into Neomutt that way. I am looking into
>>>>  that, but all of the tutorials online SEEM to imply also using Procmail.
>>>>  My question is, to get started, can i just use fetchmail and then later
>>>>  set up Procmail, or do I HAVE to use Procmail with fetchmail?
>>>>  Thanks for any help or suggestions!
>>>>  Thanks,
>>>>  Russ
>> I prefer getmail instead of fetchmail. A small example of my setup is
>> on github:
>> https://github.com/neomutt/samples/tree/master/usecases/milhouse
>> I didn't try, but it seems the setup could be like this for getmail.
>> [destination]
>> type = Maildir
>> path = ~/Maildir/
>> --
>> Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
>> Stefan
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