[Users] Is it possible to automatically fetch mails in background?

R Kimber richardkimber at btinternet.com
Sun Dec 27 18:14:03 CET 2015

On Fri, 25 Dec 2015 22:29:32 -0500
Steve Litt wrote:

> I have a Dovecot IMAP server on my desktop with my Claws-Mail client.
> Every minute or so, Fetchmail grabs email off my various email servers
> like Google and Earthlink and the like, sends them into Procmail, which
> filters them and dumps them in the appropriate box in my local
> Dovecot's Maildir system (or into /dev/null). Then, whenever Claws-Mail
> does a fetch, it does it to a local server and it's *very* fast. So
> fetches over slow Internet connections happen in the background,
> continuously. I really like it.

I have a similar system for my POP3 accounts, though I don't run a server
on the desktop. Procmail just dumps them in a local directory that
Claws-Mail reads directly.

- Richard.
Richard Kimber

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