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Wed 15 Feb 2006
MailServe supports Fetchmail in Multi-Drop Mode
Category : Technology/MailServe207.txt
I've been working on this 2.0.7 release of MailServe which will configure Fetchmail to work in multi-drop mode. This is how MailServe's Fetchmail panel will look like :
For example, you may have all of your mail delivered to a single mailbox on pop3.demon.nl, under an account named node.demon.nl. This account receives mail for firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, etc.
What you want Fetchmail to do is to log into your node.demon.nl account with your user name, node, and give your password, and get Fetchmail to download and split the mail into individual mailboxes - for annie, jack, etc - on your server machine.
Then these individual users will log onto your server, and read their mail via IMAP or POP, just as if their mail had been sent there all along.
Fetchmail does the job of splitting the mail into the individual mailboxes and the individual users can forget about the existence of the pop3.demon.nl server. This way, you can consolidate the mail for all your users, from any number of ISP POP servers, into their POP or IMAP accounts on your own mail server.
MailServe, with this improved Fetchmail integration, will now allow people to do all that. I've just got to test it a little more and release it tomorrow.