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a couple of caveats
Authored by: macubergeek on Aug 02, '01 11:56:32AM

1. be sure to use the sample getmailrc file included in the distro. You will want to do
mkdir /Users/username/.getmail
move the getmailrc-example file into this new directory and rename it to getmailrc

Then edit this file with your pop information
they list the port for pop3 as 8110, it should be 110 so correct this
comment out the bottom portion of this file by inserting # at beginning of line from the line that reads: [Company Maildrop] down (this assumes all you have is a typical ISP account and not a business account)

2. Python will look for files and in the directory /usr/lib/getmail/
so do
mkdir /usr/lib/getmail and move these two files into this directory from the downloaded distro

3. Assuming you have already installed Pine, navigate to Setup/configuration and create a new mail folder called inbox.mbox....this is where your incoming mail will be stowed.

4. edit /Users/username/.getmail/getmailrc again
on line that begins with postmaster, make sure it reads:
postmaster = ~username/mail/inbox.mbox
note username is of course your ISP account username
note that mail is lower case m

Just experiment with it. It should take you about a half hour to do all this

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more caveat
Authored by: Anonymous on Aug 03, '01 11:07:36PM

Looks like is dead also.

But Python and Pine are both available on the Softrak

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Help? A problem using Getmail...
Authored by: John Lachapelle on May 07, '04 08:32:56AM

I can login to the ips using getmail but get stuck downloading mail files.... I get the error "failed delivering message (destination "/Users/username/mail/inbox.mbox" is not a MailDir or command".

I did set up an inbox using pine, and tried it as a file "inbox.mbox" or separately as a folder "/inbox.mbox", with no help either way.

Any hints?

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