[neomutt-users] Using fetchmail with Neomutt

Dan Ciprus (dciprus) dciprus at cisco.com
Thu Jun 20 04:46:44 CEST 2019

The only thing which came to my mind is a mapping which will call your getmail 
to pull the emails from mail server. Personally I do not have such mapping in my 
config, instead I run cronjob which does that in the background as my laptop is 
constantly connected. I seriously doubt that you use any kind of pre-historical 
dial-up or similar connection so having something simple which checks 
reachability of your mailserver + getmail command in the crontab would do the 
job for you.

On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 06:37:47PM -0500, Russ Urquhart wrote:
>I think I’m going to look at Getmail, but I may have to ask you guys how to fit that into my neomutt config, but one step at a time!
>Thanks everyone!
>> On Jun 19, 2019, at 5:07 PM, Dan Ciprus (dciprus) <dciprus at cisco.com> wrote:
>> 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!
>>> Thanks,
>>> Russ
>>>> 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/
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>>>> Stefan
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