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10 Jun 2001 08:28 sebdehne

Re: Why bother

> My question is... why bother writing
> this? fetchmail works just as well, and
> has more features.


Well.. I'm working on a Machine wehre fetchmail doesn't compile!!! So, I'm really happy that getmail exist!!!

23 Mar 2001 07:18 tobtoh

Simple, easy to use
I must say this was a very easy program to install - it does exactly what I want it to do (ie suck email via POP and store it on my server) and that's it. Highly recommended!

06 Feb 2001 03:38 stesch

Re: getmail

> Fetchmail is bloatware, and not all
> people want to run a SMTP daemon.


You don't have to run a SMTP daemon with
fetchmail. You can configure it
to pass the mails to a specified program.

24 Feb 2000 13:12 cmaahs

Ease of Use
I must admit that the ease of use of getmail over fetchmail keeps me using getmail. Initial setup takes a few minutes.

Thanks for sharing your code with the rest of us.

~cj

22 Jan 2000 17:36 twoflower

re: Bloatware, and why bother?
Disclaimer: I'm the author of 'getmail'.

A lot of people don't like 'fetchmail' -- that's why I wrote getmail. It's all of 30k of Python code, works well, doesn't do SMTP re-injection or any header re-writing (which a lot of people prefer, because of the way sendmail can obliterate useful information while re-writing headers), etc. In addition, I think getmail is easier to configure and use than fetchmail.

Bottom line: you're entitled to your opinion. If you prefer 'fetchmail', then by all means use it. I wrote getmail for my own reasons, and you're free to use it or not. If you'd like something added to getmail or changed, feel free to suggest it to me in email at getmail@discworld.dyndns.org.

16 Jan 2000 22:37 punck

getmail
Fetchmail is bloatware, and not all people want to run a SMTP daemon.

11 Jan 2000 22:51 alexh

Why bother
My question is... why bother writing this? fetchmail works just as well, and has more features.

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