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  1. fetchmail question

    Hi!

    What is default fetching time for fetchmail and is it running
    automatically for each user that has .fetcmailrc file in their home
    directory?

    Regards,
    Sasa

  2. Re: fetchmail question

    Sasa Stupar wrote:
    > Hi!
    >
    > What is default fetching time for fetchmail and is it running
    > automatically for each user that has .fetcmailrc file in their home
    > directory?
    >


    Fetchmail doesn't run automatically. If you want it to run
    automatically, put a line like this in your crontab file:

    # every hour on top of the hour
    0 * * * * fetchmail

    You still need your .fetchmailrc file in your home directory though.
    Each user would need this entry in their crontab file.

    - Dom

  3. Re: fetchmail question

    On Mon, 05 Apr 2004 15:01:34 -0400, Dom thoughtfully wrote:

    > Sasa Stupar wrote:
    >> Hi!
    >>
    >> What is default fetching time for fetchmail and is it running
    >> automatically for each user that has .fetcmailrc file in their home
    >> directory?
    >>

    >
    > Fetchmail doesn't run automatically. If you want it to run
    > automatically, put a line like this in your crontab file:
    >
    > # every hour on top of the hour
    > 0 * * * * fetchmail
    >
    > You still need your .fetchmailrc file in your home directory though.
    > Each user would need this entry in their crontab file.
    >
    > - Dom


    Not true you can set fetchmail to retrieve mail using:
    # time every hr in seconds
    set daemon 1800


    Set fetchmail for global operations, man fetchmail for specifics.


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