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'[OT]: Linux Netscape mail limited to one POP?'
2000\05\29@095231 by James Michael Newton

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So am I missing something or is the Linux version of the Netscape messaging
program really limited to one pop server as it says? It only want to setup
multiple accounts if you are using imapi servers... isn't that the Microsoft
standard?

I have 5 email accounts and need to read mail from all of them. Each has a
pop3 server that I need to connect to.

Any advice on how to work around this limitation would be appreciated.


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2000\05\29@103457 by Ian Wilkinson

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On Mon, 29 May 2000 in "[OT]: Linux Netscape mail limited to one POP?", you wrote:
>So am I missing something or is the Linux version of the Netscape messaging
>program really limited to one pop server as it says? It only want to setup
>multiple accounts if you are using imapi servers... isn't that the Microsoft
>standard?
>
>I have 5 email accounts and need to read mail from all of them. Each has a
>pop3 server that I need to connect to.
>
>Any advice on how to work around this limitation would be appreciated.

The normal method is to use Fetchmail to fetch the mail into your user acount
mailbox, and then use Netscape to read the box on the local computer.

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2000\05\29@162632 by Mike Werner

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James Michael Newton wrote:
> So am I missing something or is the Linux version of the Netscape messaging
> program really limited to one pop server as it says? It only want to setup
> multiple accounts if you are using imapi servers... isn't that the Microsoft
> standard?

Last I checked, the Windoze version of Netscape has the same limitation.  And
I'm not positive, but I think IMAP was done by one of the standards groups.

> I have 5 email accounts and need to read mail from all of them. Each has a
> pop3 server that I need to connect to.
>
> Any advice on how to work around this limitation would be appreciated.

I'll say the same thing Ian does - take a look at fetchmail.  It can be set
to check as many different accounts as you want.  It's pretty easy to set up.
For example, I've a few different addresses myself.  One of 'em is from my
ISP and one's from the University.  I've got fetchmail getting both of 'em
for me.  The way to do it is via the file ~/.fetchmailrc  Here's mine:

----- begin .fetchmailrc -----
defaults
       fetchall

# get mail from my ISP's POP server
poll mail.earthlink.net protocol POP3:
       user reznaeous
       password my_passwd_here;

# get mail from the university's POP server
poll wvu.edu protocol POP3:
       interval 15 # check only every 15 iterations
       user mwerner
       password my_passwd_there;
----- end .fetchmailrc -----

And I use an accompanying shell script to fire off fetchmail in daemon mode
as soon as I log in and shut it back down when I log off:

----- begin fetchmail.sh -----
#! /bin/bash
LOGCOUNT=`who|grep mike|wc -l`
MAXCOUNT=1

case "$1" in
 start-daemon)
   if [ -e ~mike/.fetchmail.pid ]
     then
     exit
   fi
   fetchmail -d 120
   ;;

 start)
   if [ -e ~mike/.fetchmail.pid ]
     then
     exit
   fi
   fetchmail
   ;;

 stop-daemon)
   if [ ! -e ~mike/.fetchmail.pid ]
     then
     exit
   fi
   if [ $LOGCOUNT -eq $MAXCOUNT ]
     then
     fetchmail --quit
   fi
   ;;

esac
exit 0
----- end fetchmail.sh -----

To use the fetchmail.sh, I've an entry in my .bashrc along the lines of:
/home/mike/fetchmail.sh start-daemon
and in my .bash_logout is:
/home/mike/fetchmail.sh stop-daemon

So, what I think I'd do in your case is use fetchmail along with an
MTA (I use exim - it was fairly simple to configure) and point Netscape
at the local mail spool, which would be /var/spool/mail/$USER  For
outgoing mail you could just have Netscape do the sending.  The one
thing I'm unsure about is getting fetchmail through that proxy you're
using.  Since I've never dealt much with proxies, I'm not sure what
settings might be needed.
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2000\05\29@181218 by Mark Willis

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James, my solution would be to either set up 5 Netscape Users (user
profile manager etc.), and log in on each in turn, or to use 5 machines
off the router - 1 per POP server;  Call me weird if it makes you feel
better <G>

Also IIRC some places will gather your e-mail together "under one roof",
pick a place that's quite reliable though for THAT so you don't loose
connectivity!

 Mark (of the too-many machines!)

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2000\05\30@044344 by Alan B Pearce

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>I have 5 email accounts and need to read mail from all of them. Each has a
>pop3 server that I need to connect to.
>
>Any advice on how to work around this limitation would be appreciated.

Use the Opera browser? I do not know if it can access more than one POP server,
but may be worth downloading and checking. It also claims to have the smallest
memory footprint of any browser.

2000\05\30@085628 by M. Adam Davis

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Netscape provides user profiles which only allow one pop3 box per profile.  I
have mine set up with two profiles (work and personal), which I want to keep
seperate anyway.

The difficulty with setting up multiple pops to one inbox is you need to specify
how you are going to address your mail each time you create a new message.  ie,
I could have adavisspamKILLspambaladyne.com and .....adavisKILLspamspam.....ubasics.com go to one mail program,
but every time I sent a message I would need to select which address to put on
the header, which would be a pain.  One could set up simple rules for this, but
I believe this is the main reason netscape does it this way (that and
user-friendliness).

-Adam

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2000\05\31@053201 by mike

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I've been using Opera for about a year, its really magic, and yes
you can use it for more than one ISP but its only a browser, not an
e-mail beastie so it does'nt talk to POP servers.
try Pegasus for e-mail, its excelient and FREE.
Mike W
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