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. -- B.Walter COSMO-Project http://www.cosmo-project.de [EMAIL PROTECTED] Usergroup [EMAIL PROTECTED] To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message