Quote:> Has anyone been able to do this with fetchmail in combination with qmail?
> And will modem dialup affect this at all?
I think it depends on how qmail handles .forward. What I now understand
happens is fetchmail > local MTA > procmail (procmail invokes
spamassasin) > your mailboxes. In your case the local MTA is qmail. I
thought qmail was a drop-in replacement for sendmail with extra
functionality, and I'm *fairly* sure it handles .forward in the same way
(look up the manual for qmail to make sure though).
The suggested .forward file in the spamassassin docs causes mail to
bounce with sendmail and exim on my system (the suggested one that is
given as an example in the spamassassin INSTALL is:
#"|IFS=' ' && exec /usr/bin/procmail -f- || exit 75 #user"
I use a .forward like this, which works well for me:
I don't think it matters if your connectivity is intermittent. I think
that to accomodate that you have to modify retry timeouts with your MTA
and set .fetchmailrc to the times you want to dial out, otherwise you
will get too many error logs.
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