On Tue, Oct 02, 2001 at 02:22:31PM -0600, Nate Williams wrote:
> > > POP3 is a mail retriever, designed to retrieve mail for a single user.
> > > It preserves all of the necessary information that a 'receiver' needs.
> > > 
> > > Now, if you're doing something that POP3 was never intended to do (ie;
> > > handle multiple users with a single mailbox), then we're talking
> > > something completely different.  This isn't something POP3 was designed
> > > to do.
> > 
> > exactly my point..
> > fetchmail/pop does not do what uucp does...  (pull mail between hops on 
> > the mail delivery path).
> POP3 pulls mail fine, as long as the mail is for a single user.

Yes - that's what it's designed for.
POP3 isn't a MTA->MTA transport.
SMTP and UUCP rmail are.

> > > The problem isn't a fetchmail/POP3 problem.  It's trying to stuff
> > > multiple users into a single account.  UUCP doesn't 'solve' this problem
> > > anymore, since you still need the ability to have multiple 'user'
> > > accounts at the ISP, even with UUCP.
> > 
> > No, uucp dosn't require this.. it will just pass on the envelope
> > information withuot trying to interpret it..
> > i.e. it does this correctly (assuming you set it up correctly)
> It requires that you setup a new domain, which POP3 does not.  A new
> domain is only 'useful' if you have multiple user accounts, otherwise
> it's un-necessary.  (Although, some people like to have their own
> domain, this can be done using POP3 fine if the domain has only one user
> account).

You don't need a new domain.

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