Setting up mail

Geoff Shang geoff at
Mon Jul 16 16:55:59 UTC 2007


re packet sniffing - This is true.  However if you're only pulling mail from 
your ISP's mail server, the only machines your packets will be going through 
will belong to your ISP, and anyone in a position to sniff your packets on 
those boxes will probably have more straight-forward access to your mail 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jude DaShiell" <jdashiel at>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at>
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2007 12:06 AM
Subject: Re: Setting up mail

Yes, fetchmail.  Put a line like daemon 300 above your first poll line in
.fetchmailrc in your home directory. ssl probably goes on a line by itself
after the poll line and before your options line.  Many providers don't
set up ssl which leaves email readable to anyone with a packet sniffer.

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