Re: Fidonet Mail Processing

Greg F Frydenlund ()
Fri, 21 Mar 1997 11:50:48 PST

On Thu, 20 Mar 1997 17:50:56 -0500 Chuck Robinson <>

>I have ifmail 2.8, mgetty 0.99, and linux 1.2.13

There is a newer version of ifmail, I suggest getting a copy of it....

>Now, how do I process FIDONET echomail, put the mail into normal,
>viewable, echomail areas, and process the FIDONET echomail for my

You need to setup a news processing program. I recommend INN-1.5.1
for the job. It contains the latest security patches, PGP support and
other enhancements. As for reading the echos locally, get a copy of
TIN-1.3. and for netmail processing you need to setup sendmail to
rewrite the mail headers, so ifmail can process them accordingly. Look
for an ifmail-tx archive, in it are lots of examples on how to do this.

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