[tpop3d-discuss]Re: 2in1: POP3 client and POP3 server (2)

Chris Lightfoot chris at ex-parrot.com
Fri, 7 May 2004 11:48:32 +0100

On Fri, May 07, 2004 at 09:40:31AM +0200, jh@plonk.de wrote:
> PDebski@econsulting.com.pl writes: 
> (OT, since tpop3d is a pop3 SERVER, not a client) 
> >POP3 server (out of my control) -> fetchmail -> exim -> tpop3d
> fetchmail can use a MDA (procmail, maildrop) instead of SMTP, but that 
> won't help you much. POP3 was never designed for such usage and I really 
> wonder what you are going to do.
> The point is, fetchmail has to connect, login, download and deliver, 
> disconnect, reconnect, login, ... so you will have to run it in an endless 
> loop, and connecting may have delays, connections may timeout etc. pp.
> Anyway, it sounds you are better off with a pop3-proxy, but since I don't 
> know your application, it's much like guessing. 

As an alternative, it would in principle be easy to add
mbox_pop3 as a mailbox type to query a remote POP3 server.
I have to say I don't know why you'd want to, though.

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