[Dovecot] Creating Maildir and populating with emails via external Python process

/dev/rob0 rob0 at gmx.co.uk
Thu Oct 25 23:10:59 EEST 2012

> From: Tom Hendrikx <tom at whyscream.net>
> I'm intrigued by this. Why are you using some self-baked(?) python 
> script to fetch the mail in stead of using ready-made components 
> like fetchmail?
> Unless there's a special reason not to, try using the LDA (and
> fetchmail/getmail for that matter).
> This sounds exactly what you want:
> http://pyropus.ca/software/getmail/configuration.html#destination-mdaexternal
On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 12:54:43PM -0700, Bradley Rintoul wrote:
> I am brand new to this whole "email" thing.  I am looking at this 
> article right now: 
> http://www.tuxradar.com/content/get-started-fetchmail-procmail-and-dovecot

I did not see where you described the ultimate goal. That should have 
been the starting point of this thread. Describe the problem, not how 
you think it should be solved, because you are new to this, and your 
ideas might benefit from some scrutiny. Use plain language.

I have not reviewed your howto, but personally I would recommend 
neither fetchmail (I'd choose getmail) nor procmail (other choices 
exist, depending on what you are trying to do.)
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