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  • by melo (332) on 2005.01.05 11:15 (#37246) Homepage Journal

    I'm going to try and answer some of your questions, but I would recommend that you don't try to use the same tools you used before, with other unix'es. Yes, they will work, but you'll be fighting the system. Mac's are different, although they have a UNIX underneath they should be used in the way as Apple intended. It will all make sense after a little while, and IMHO you'll be better off.

    I use with IMAP+SSL and SMTP+TLS (with authentication). You tell to syncronize all your folders and messages so that you can work offline if you want to.

    1. fetchmail: Mac OS X uses postfix. See here for help

    After that, it should work.

    2. use quicksilver to create global shortcuts. With quicksilver installed, Preferences > Triggers, and create a new trigger to run a apple script.

    Use the following apple script:

    tell application "Terminal"
            do script ("cd .")
    end tell

    Use script editor to save it (i place mine at ~/Library/Scripts/)

    3. almost everywhere that a password is requested, there is a checkbox to store it in the keychain... Use it :)

    You might check your keychain preferences, btw. I don't remmember the default configuration but there are defaults for locking the keychina after some time.

    That's all for now.
    life is short