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A possible temporary approach to email for me (until I get a Linux email server running).

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Since fetchmail can get mail from my ISP and "spool" it directly to a Netscape Navigator (3.0x) inbox on a shared Windows partition, I could run fetchmail to retrieve mail before my ISP mailbox overflows.

I suspect Netscape would have to create its own index when I start reading the mail (like occurred when I switched between reading my mail with Netscape 3.0x and Netscape 4.7x).

Although I could run this as as a daemon to check the mail every n seconds, in my case I would do this from a cron job when I'm away for a few days because:

  • my ISP or local Telcom (not sure which) seem to disconnect my dial up connection on some random but frequent basis, and
  • I pay for each connection on the dial up line I use -- connecting once a day while I'm gone will save a few cents.


  • RandyKramer - 11 Apr 2002
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