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Re: Help with Gmail

From: David Gates
Subject: Re: Help with Gmail
Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2019 10:07:28 -0800

Answering the question about dad.org email addresses:

Norm will continue to use this domain, but doesn’t want to transfer from his 
current email provider to Gmail until he is sure that he can fetch and send via 

~ Dave

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 1, 2019, at 9:27 AM, address@hidden wrote:
> Ralph Corderoy <address@hidden> writes:
>> Hi Norm,
>>> So I have to switch to Gmail and therefore have to fetch messages from
>>> Gmail to nmh (that is, the maildrop) and send messages to Gmail from
>>> nmh.
>> Are you still sticking with the dad.org domain name when sending your
>> emails, or will you be gaining a new ...@gmail.com email address?
> I don't know. Maybe Dave, who set up the account for me knows.
>> How do you currently fetch messages so they reach nmh?
>> For example, inc(1) has POP3 support, or some use a non-nmh program like
>> fetchmail(1).  If we know what you currently use then we can try and
>> minimise the changes.
> I periodically call fetchmail with:
>  fetchmail  --limit $maxSize --limitflush --silent --timeout $timeout -f 
> $file 2>&1
> where:
> my $timeout=300;
> my $maxSize=5000000;
> file=/root/.fetchmailrc
> and the contents of /root/.fetchmailrc are:
>     set logfile = /tmp/fetchmail.log
>     poll imap.rawbw.com with protocol IMAP
>     user "soft" with pass PASSWORD is "norm" here
>     #mda "/usr/lib/sendmail -oem"
>     smtphost localhost
> where PASSWORD is a string that I don't think I should include in an Email to
> a wide audience. It was given to me, a couple decades ago, by my Internet
> provider.
>>> Is there somewhere that the basic ideas of using nmh with Gmail are
>>> discussed?
>> Well, until those that know better arrive, there's mhlogin(1) that's all
>> about gaining the credentials that allow nmh to access Gmail when
>> running send(1).  And send's man page briefly mentions Gmail as an aside
>> when explaining another feature.  But I think getting from those to a
>> working system will need more assistance from this list.
>> What's the output of ‘inc -version’ as some features you may need are
>> only in later versions of nmh.
>     inc -- nmh-1.7.1 built 2018-03-17 14:13:11 +0000 on nad.dad.org
>    Norman Shapiro

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