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Re: [OCLUG-Tech] Re TCP Ports -- and the little guy listening

Sorry Adrian;

I just made the assumption that Evolution uses fetchmail because the
status line on Evolution gives the message "fetching mail ..." when
downloading.  It probably uses its own process.

On Wed, 2005-07-27 at 12:35 -0400, Adrian Irving-Beer wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 27, 2005 at 12:23:41PM -0400, Adrian Irving-Beer wrote:
> > Port 25 doesn't actually enter into this (the initial retrieval of
> > the mail), since fetchmail is an outbound connection.  But when
> > fetchmail is ready to deliver, it connects to your local machine on
> > port 25.
> Sorry, this is actually assuming fetchmail uses a TCP connection to
> deliver mail.  I'm still not sure what method it uses, since I
> haven't used fetchmail in years.  If it just uses the
> /usr/lib/sendmail binary, then all this is moot, and port 25 *never*
> enters into the equation.

Regards Bill