Re: [orca-list] Trying To Use GetMail

It makes no difference whether you use fetchmail or getmail, your
.fetchmailrc and .getmailrc both have to have had chmod 600 run on them.
chmod 600 .fetchmailrc or chmod 600 .getmailrc.
If you haven't done that, both packages will refuse to do anything with
any configuration file you make.  Since you're running mate, fetchmail has
a graphical user interface tool you can use to create your .fetchmailrc
Have you read through the getmail-examples file yet?  That will show you
several different example configurations one of which may fit your needs.

On Tue, 18 May 2021, Glenn K0LNY wrote:

I just installed fetchmail, but I don't have a /.config folder, using Ubuntu
At least that I can find.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jude DaShiell" <jdashiel panix com>
To: "Glenn K0LNY" <glennervin cableone net>; <orca-list gnome org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:25 PM
Subject: Re: [orca-list] Trying To Use GetMail

Fetchmail puts user configuration into ~/.config/fetchmail/fetchmailrc.
At least that's what it does now.  That didn't used to be the case

On Tue, 18 May 2021, Glenn K0LNY wrote:

I installed getmail after trying fetchmail, but I couldn't find the folder
for fetchmail, and I also have been following through some steps for
getmail at:
and I created the getmailrc file, but I still cannot find the folder to
install it, I find no reference to getmail in /bin or /etc, or in the home
I've looked as root and without as root.
Thanks for any assistance.


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