fedora-list Digest, Vol 9, Issue 260

Richard E Miles r.godzilla at comcast.net
Thu Nov 18 22:15:31 UTC 2004

On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 21:10:53 -0500 (EST)
fedora-list-request at redhat.com wrote:

> > I found out that clamassassin does not cause duplicate mail messages because
> > even if I commented out the .procmailrc rule I still experienced the
> > duplicate mail messages. I have since updated clamassassin to version 2.2 and 
> > have modified my .procmailrc rules to reflect Alexander Dolloz
> > suggestions. I found out that the duplicate mail generation occurs if I
> > leave fetchmail running for an hour or more. I don't know why. I find if
> > I stop fetchmail after a lull in receiving messages that I don't experience
> > the duplicate mail messages. I am puzzled by this. I will once more show you
> > my .procmailrc file after I have made the corrections. If you see something
> > amiss please let me know.
> > 
> I leave fetchmail running constantly, but it runs in daemon mode.
> When it completes a download it then deletes the downloaded messages
> from the server, then waits and restarts a new session.
> IIRC the pop3/imap protocols work similarly.  The server marks for
> deletion during the session but does not actually do the delete until
> the session ends. This seems like it may be your problem. If the session
> never ends they never get deleted.  And a new fetch command will
> download the same messages again.
> Try running fetchmail in daemon mode 
> This is not likely related to procmail, but to fetchmail.
I do run in daemon mode but do not explicitly remove the mail messages. I will
add the -K option to force this. Thank you.

Richard E Miles
Federal Way WA.
registered linux user 46097

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