Can email be shared between POP3 and shell account access?

Steve Matzura number6 at
Fri May 22 22:24:25 UTC 2015

On Thu, 21 May 2015 19:21:41 -0500, you wrote:

>On May 21, 2015, at 9:25 AM, Steve Matzura wrote:
>> I needed to receive a message to admin at I waited and
>> waited for it, but it never showed up in the admin mailbox on the
>> machine. So I looked for the admin account in
>> /etc/dovecot.passwd, and there it was, plain-text password and all! I
>> set up a retrieval system for the admin POP3 account and got all the
>> messages I was waiting for, not to mention about 20 that I wasn't,
>> which were obviously old and discardable. This got me to thinking, is
>> it possible to have an account accessible not just via POP3 from the
>> ouside, but through mail/mailx on the inside, and if so, how is that
>> set up?
>If you have root or sudo then all you need is mutt.
># mutt -f /path/to/Maildir

H'mm. All I need is mutt. There's a song in there somewhere. Just
looked it up and will install forthwith. All of this going to further
prove my depth of un-knowledge about this stuff. THANKS!

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