I can remember a long time ago putting my whole concerted brain effort into getting mutt to work nicely with GMail.
The ensuing explosion aside, what little I remember does involve working with fetchmail, so this time I can brag about personal experience … even if it’s exceedingly brief.
As is that gif. Sorry about that; time flies when you’re having fun. 🙄
I’m no expert on fetchmail, and all I did was copy-and-paste a configuration there, but fetchmail sure seems easy.
I wonder what my problem was, all those years ago … ? 😕
As I see it though, in the grand scheme of things fetchmail really only handles half of the work; sending mail is another matter altogether.
fetchmail — apparently — is also extremely well-read … if “well-read” can be interpreted as “handles POP2, POP3, RPOP, APOP, KPOP, all kinds of IMAP, ETRN, and ODMR, IPv6 and IPSEC.” I don’t know what half of those are, but fetchmail apparently does.
I hate to say it, but even for as easy as fetchmail was, I know it’s only half the fight in getting the same results as alpine gets in one fell swoop. So as much as I know I can probably get the entire suite working, inertia takes over and I stay where I’m at.
One of these days. … 🙄