1. To fetchmail or not to fetchmail
I have exhausted the docs, and newsgroups, so please don't bitch at me
here is my scenario
I operate my own domain behind an ADSL connection. This is working
great, and has been for over a year now. I run sendmail, apache, and
BIND. My servers are up almost 99.99% of the time (24/7). I have been
getting more and more spam from my legacy ISP email accounts, and so I
decided to implement a spamassisin based solution ( GREAT article here
Now the problem I am having is understanding how to get fetchmail to
start at boot time, and run continuously checking for my legacy ISP
mail and then transfer it through my own MTA so that spamassasin gets
So, a few simple questions:
1.) Is fetchmail the correct solution in the first place, or can
sendmail also poll external POP accounts ? (I read something
confusing about this and wasn't sure, so checked all the sendmail docs
I could find, and couldn't see it discussed at all, so I am assuming
this is not an option)
Assuming a fetchmail solution
2.) how to start fetchmail at boot so that it runs correctly and polls
say, every 15 mins ?
I have a .fetchmailrc file which works with this command line
fetchmail -v -f '/home/USER/.fetchmailrc'
fetchmail sucessfully delivers mail from my ISP accounts to sendmail,
3.) how do I change this so that sendmail passed on the originating
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