- Original post as printable pdf: GmailPostfixFetchmail.pdf
How to use Postfix and Fetchmail to access a single Gmail account using an old-fashioned client such as mutt or Emacs GNUS.
If you use Evolution or a similar modern e-mail client, you do not need to use this. Your client has the ability to connect directly to the Gmail POP3 and SMTP services.
- Help with Evolution: UsingGmailWithEvolution.
- Help with Thunderbird: http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=38343
This setup is intended to be as simple and as close to a standard Ubuntu configuration as possible. This setup does not verify the Gmail SMTP server certificate.