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Configuring OS X Server to download POP Catchall account

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I have started to use the built in Mail Server in OS X Server 10.3. I have it all working and it works fine if it receives mail from SMTP however I would like to configure it to download mail from a pop catchall account. This is a no brainer on a windows machine with many apps to do the forwarding from pop to smtp but i cant see to find one for OS X, ideally if there is a free utility to do this without  having to spend to much time on the command line that would be great, if not some instructions or links to articles would be useful. thanks for your help
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David,

I use 'fetchmail' to fetch email from other email server. It's build into OSX.  It's command line, but it's not as hard as you think it is.
http://catb.org/~esr/fetchmail
http://www.osxfaq.com/man/1/fetchmail.ws

However fetchmail doesn't work well with multidrop mailbox (catch all mailbox), especially with some email from mailing list.
(Read the section of "THE USE AND ABUSE OF MULTIDROP MAILBOXES").

If you want to go GUI, you can download WebMin. (www.webmin.com)
Install it in your osx, and it will give you a webbased control for most of the *nix function under the hood of your OSX.  It has 'control panel' for fetchmail, and cron (for scheduling your fetchmail), and even you can control your postfix (or damage it).

Good luck.

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