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Old 20th February 2007, 21:36
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Smile Using postfix to transfer e-mails.

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I am moving the company's e-mail service from the mail server onto a seperate mail server which runs Ubuntu (I used the "perfect setup" guide).

The current mail server runs Exchange.

I have read about using Postfix to back-up Gmail e-mail, so I assume connecting to a mail server and fetching the mail should be no problem?

I have a feeling I'm not making myself clear, so to clarify:
I want Postfix to fetch all e-mails (I can do this seperately for each e-mail account) and place it in the users' mailbox.


Any help greatly appreciated.

Thanks a lot!

James.
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Old 20th February 2007, 22:19
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It's not Postfix doing this. Postfix does the 'transport' of email, and delivers it into a destination.
What you want is 'fetchmail'. You will need to configure a .fetchmailrc for each user and start a fetchmail process for each user.

1. I don't know if Gmail accepts fetchmail client
2. This is highly error prone. Every little change (eg a password change) will make you go out and change the fetchmailrc file
3. Resource intensive. You will have as many processes as you have users.

Reconsidering after writing this (though I didn't want to delete it), maybe fetchmail is not such a good idea, but I don't have a better one at the moment.
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Old 20th February 2007, 23:02
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This will only be a one-off, and the current (exchange) server is on the local network... is this ok to do?
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fetchmail should work - if you look at it it's just a POP3 client (of course a special one ), and you can connect to Exchange and Gmail with a POP3 client.
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