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Installing & configuring local POP or IMAP server
- From: Jean-François Fabre <jffabre at free dot fr>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 20:56:06 +0200
- Subject: Installing & configuring local POP or IMAP server
I've asked and checked google and the archives, but I did not find the
answer to my question:
I'm using Cygwin on WinXP. As I recieved several spam mails per day
asking me whether I should have my penis enlarged or my breast size
increased, I looked for a heuristic filtering tool and I found the
I configured it with fetchmail & procmail and now my e-mails are
filtered, and that's fine.
but the problem is I have to use a Cygwin mailing program to read my
mail (such as pine), but I'm not fond of curses-based program that much
and would prefer to use Netscape, as I did before I decide to install
So I've got to use Netscape in a different way, not polling the mail
from my provider's remote pop3 server, but let fetchmail + the filters
do it for me (they store it in /var/spool/mail). Then I guess I would
have to poll "localhost" from Netscape using POP3 or IMAP protocol.
When I try to do that, Netscape answers that the connection to localhost
has been refused. Ok, that helps me a lot.
I've managed to make telnet & ftp work using the inetd.conf stuff and
all the cryptic commands to start the inetd service, but I don't know if
I can use fetchmail as a POP server, or if I have to install another POP
server on cygwin, and if so, which one?
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