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    Default howto get the mails via fetchmail or getmail ?

    hi *,

    how is it possible to fetch mails from the zimbra imap server to a local machine. i tried fetchmail and getmail but it always fails.
    what do i have to do, to download all the mails for a user with fetchmail to the localdrive - is this possible ?

    thx. best regards, tobi

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    I use webmin to configure fetchmail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tri View Post
    hi *,

    how is it possible to fetch mails from the zimbra imap server to a local machine. i tried fetchmail and getmail but it always fails.
    what do i have to do, to download all the mails for a user with fetchmail to the localdrive - is this possible ?

    thx. best regards, tobi
    Do I understand you correctly, you want to use fetchmail to get your mail from the Zimbra server to your local machine? My questions would be - WHY? The mail lives on your server, you connect to it with a client and read it there. If you really want to download it for offline use then install the Zimbra Desktop or some other client. You can't use fetchmail to store the mail on your local machine, fetchmail only knows how to send mail to another server.

    I don't really understand what you're trying to achieve.
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    yes, i want to use fetchmail or getmail or something else to get my mails from the zimbra server to my local machine. why? hm for backup, read mails while i'm offline, ect.
    i can use a client but is it possible to just download the mails into a maildir folder ?

    > fetchmail only knows how to send mail to another server.
    i thought i can fetch mails from the zimbra server and put them in my local maildir folder - isn't that possible ?
    i mean zimbra offers a imap server and fetchmail or getmail can be used to download the mails from a imap server.
    i tried getmail and get this error log:
    _connect() [_retrieverbases.py:199] establishing IMAP SSL connection to blabla.com:993
    _connect() [_retrieverbases.py:212] IMAP SSL connection <imaplib.IMAP4_SSL instance at 0x818aa6c> established
    initialize() [_retrieverbases.py:777] logging in
    _parse_imapcmdresponse() [_retrieverbases.py:614] trace
    write_oldmailfile() [_retrieverbases.py:320] trace
    getmailrc: operation error (IMAP error (LOGIN failed))
    0 messages (0 bytes) retrieved, 0 skipped
    __str__() [retrievers.py:407] trace
    retriever SimpleIMAPSSLRetriever:bla@blabla.com:993 finished

    thx. best regards, tobi

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