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Posted on 2006-07-16
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Okay this is what I want to do. One of our clients internet service provider provides mailboxes via pop. We want to download those messages using POP on our mail gateway and relay it through to our exchange server. I have no intentions of using a POP connector for our exchange server as the server is all ready burdened enough. Any ideas? Currently running Debian as our mail gateway with Postfix and a few other filtering software such as mailscanner. Is there something I can put on there to download mail via pop send it through to Postfix via SMTP and then use relaying configs i all ready have to pass it through to our exchange server?

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Daniel
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by:slyong
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Hi Daniel,

You might want to check that your clients ISP mailbox has got forwarding option.  If not, fetchmail is your friend.  Use fetchmail and create .fetchmailrc as:

poll pop.isp.com with proto POP3
    user "pop_userid" with pass "pop_password"  
    smtpname "email@to.forward.com"
    is * here
    smtphost localhost
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by:dcarrion
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That sounds good. I've just run apt-get install fetchmail. Does the config file go in /etc/ ?
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Hi Daniel,

The .fetchmailrc should go into one of the user on the system and a cron should do the trick of checking the mail now and then.  The user can be use to check multiple POP accounts.  Just keep adding the same thing above for different users to .fetchmailrc
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Okay thank you :)
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no worries.  Thanks for the points
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