[clug] Thunderbird and 'fetchmail' support removed. Pointers?

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Sun Oct 20 23:32:22 MDT 2013

I wanted to manage my own inbound Maildirs for some accounts, not
connect to remote servers with the usual SMTP and POP3/IMAP.

It seems that Thunderbird has silently removed support for 'fetchmail'
type programs in its latest series [some time back from my searching].


 - Does anyone use a current GUI email client that supports direct
updating of INBOX files by 'fetchmail' or similar?

 - If anyone has hacked current T'bird to support 'fetchmail', how did
they do it?

 - If not, anyone got pointers on simple SMTP & POP3 servers I can run
on the local host (on a loopback address), preferably not as super-user?


Steve Jenkin, Info Tech, Systems and Design Specialist.
0412 786 915 (+61 412 786 915)
PO Box 48, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA

sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au http://members.tip.net.au/~sjenkin

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