Fetchmail on DreamHost

Fetchmail is an excellent mail retrieval utility. The original purpose was to fetch mail from a remote server and deliver them to a local mail transfer agent, such as sendmail. This was mainly used for allowing systems that weren’t always online to still act as their own mail server. Thanks to the flexibility of Fetchmail, we can also take those messages and send them to any command. While I wrote this tutorial to cover my Fetchmail setup in a DreamHost shared hosting account, most of it can be applied to any Linux server. However, if you have root access to...

RT on DreamHost

Request Tracker from Best Practical is a very popular and flexible ticketing system. In this tutorial, we’re going to cover a basic installation of RT on a DreamHost shared hosting account. This is slightly more involved than a standard RT installation, which would generally be done on a dedicated server and require elevated permissions to complete the installation. While the shared environment at DreamHost won’t be powerful enough for a high-traffic site, for low volume help desks this is a great option. Prerequisites You will need a few things in place to follow this document. All of them can be...