ah, of course. ok, sending mail directly via exim is fine, too. cool! :) I'm happy to understand the things a bit better now.
I have another question concerning the process of mail retrieval.. I want to use fetchmail to get my mails via IMAP from the mailserver. I can either make fetchmail to retrieve *all* mails using -a, or to fetch only those that are new.
unfortunately, sometimes I read mails on the webmail before getting them via fetchmail, so they are marked as read on the mailserver
then, of course, fetchmail does not fetch them.
Is it possible to let fetchmail go thouggh *all* messages on the mailserver, but only to retrieve the header data first, send these data to a MDA which decides if the mail is already in the local mail folder or not?
I want to have a complete list of mails in my local mail folder, so I should download all mails from the server regardless if they were read somehow before (eg via webmail) but store only those which are not already present in the local folder. But this will take too much time, so I wonder if it is possible to first download the header data and then decide if it is necessary to retrieve the actual content, too
Do you know what I mean?