I decided I would use nmh. Now I need to get my mail to my computer. I setup getmail and postfix.

I tried fetchmail to pull all my mail from gmail, but it sends to postfix and I ended up with a “real” mailserver on my machine. That ended up with me sending lots of mail to lots of people.


type = SimplePOP3SSLRetriever
server = pop.gmail.com
port = 995
username = USERNAME
password = PASSWORD

type = Maildir
path = ~/.mail/

delete = true
message_log = ~/.getmail/log

I run nmh inc command with the -file switch.

inc -file /home/user/.mail -truncate

postfix is setup according to the above tutorial with the addition of

smtp_tls_CApath = /etc/ssl/certs

I had to run c_rehash on that directory after trying to connect to gmail.

I am still figuring out how to use nmh, but I like the idea of that much control.