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Mail Servers

Mail servers receive mail for you and hold it until you connect and get your mail through a protocol like POP or IMAP. Sometimes you can have the mail servers forward the mail to your machine or deliver it to a directory that you have mounted on your machine. Sometimes it is better to have the mail delivered to your machine than let it sit on the mail server until you go and get it. If you have a directory on the mail server then you can probably setup a .forward or .procmailrc file to forward the mail to you or put it in a file for you.

Joseph Colton 2002-09-24