[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Re: MMH project started

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Thu Feb 8 20:11:49 EET 2007
On Thu, Feb 08, 2007 at 05:07:40PM +0100, Aniello Del Sorbo wrote:
> Zoran Kolic wrote:
> >>I have started a new project on the garage.maemo.org
> >
> >It looks like sound idea. A little bit closer to big box feeling. Just
> >would like to suggest "getmail" as mail fetcher, since it doesn't wait
> >for something on port 25. Connects to ports 110 and 995 on remote ser-
> >ver and puts the content right to mbox or maildir, whereever you want.
> >No need to do anything, hence it is python. My favorite "mutt" is now in
> >colection. "Procmail" could filter to different directories as you
> >expect, if really necessary. Little mail sender could be added. I liked
> >"ssmtp", but "esmtp" is fine also. "Mutt" could be configured to pipe
> >outgoing mail to "ssmtp" to reach remote smtp server.

Some sort of queue for sending emails while offline would be nice.
Perhaps a stripped-down postfix that doesn't actually listen on port 25,
and especially doesn't use 2-level queue hashing?

Are there any smaller alternatives?

> >No big deal, as I
> >see it. I have getmail and mutt working on 770, just ssmtp has to be
> >compiled. I remember cacher for mutt, if you want the mail to be spooled
> >and sent from file/directory.
> >Memory footprint is the only backward of any idea in this direction. I
> >agree that postfix cannot be taken as solution.

Postfix cannot be taken as solution for what problem?

> >Never used procmail and
> >have nothing to say pro or contra. Little perl script that reads headers
> >accordingly?
> >Btw, yesterday I found it impossible to update repositories. Something
> >changed?
> >Best regards
> I will take a look at getmail, even if right now it seems that fetchmail 
> does everything I need. It can be configured to get mail from almost 
> every server out there (and I did succeed for example in getting mail 
> from gmail) and it can be configured to deliver mail via a local MDA 
> (like maildrop for instance) that can filter and deliver locally the mails.
> If getmail does support filtering, I might consider it.
> If not I think the combination of fetchmail+maildrop should be enough to 
> locally deliver mail.
> (EDIT: I just read the getmail FAQ "Why did you write getmail? Why not 
> just use fetchmail?". I will take a deep check on getmail, thanks!)

Fetchmail in daemon mode used to bring my desktop on its knees by
spawnind children and not reaping them, until the process table filled
up with zombies.  I had a go at reading fetchmail's source code while
trying to debug the problem.  I am therefore completely unsurprised at
the list of security vulnerabilities in

(Retchmail is a funny alternative:
http://open.nit.ca/wiki/?page=RetchMail.  Probably not suitable for the

Marius Gedminas
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