[Techtalk] Mail handling & filtering

Akkana Peck akkana at shallowsky.com
Tue Sep 28 23:00:55 UTC 2021

Terry M. Roy via Techtalk writes:
> Possibly. I will take a look at fetchmail. Thank you.

In case it saves you any time, the .fetchmailrc recipe I used
to use to deliver via procmail is

mda "/usr/bin/procmail -f %F -m /path/to/.procmailrc"

I can't remember if I ever ran fetchmail to gmail's server, but
even if I did, Google constantly changes the way things work so
any recipe I had back then would be unlikely to work now.
And whether you use "allow less secure apps" or OAuth or whatever,
mbsync or fetchmail, Gmail will probably periodically fail and make
you re-authenticate every few months.

> The advantage I have
> with gmail is that I can access it through the web. I really don't want to
> set up webmail on my server.

Makes sense. There must be a way, but I'm not coming up with any more ideas.


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