Problems with fetchmail
gshobowale at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 22:23:33 UTC 2010
Ok why not look into the man pages for fetchmail, I know there is an option which can direct mails to smtp servers (not sure how postfix works). Mails end up in the directory /var/spool/mail/yourname which is where mail clients pick up the mails for you. I am assuming that you have a mail and the server is trying to append a new mail. I am used to sendmail but I am sure if you check the man pages for fetchmail options you should get all the help you need. You could also post the log here.
From: Mats <unix at comhem.se>
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2010 14:45:29
To: <users at lists.fedoraproject.org>
Subject: Re: Problems with fetchmail
Oluwagbenga, I followed your tips (thank you) and found that a file
called my_name.lock was created in /var/spool/mail when I fetched my
mail. Then in the logfile "access denied" to that file. I have not
solved the problem yet but it feels that I'm on my way. Thank you.
tis 2010-06-01 klockan 21:15 +0000 skrev Oluwagbenga Shobowale:
> I think your log files should give an insight to where the mails are and what is happening .. Please check maillog assuming it is configured in syslog.
> Oluwagbenga Shobowale
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mats <unix at comhem.se>
> Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 22:40:22
> To: <users at lists.fedoraproject.org>
> Subject: Problems with fetchmail
> I will try to keep this both informative and short. I have installed
> mutt and fetchmail under fedora 13. I have also changed from sendmail to
> postfix and it works perfect sending mail with mutt. When I use
> fetchmail -a to get my mail I can see that it fetch the mails but they
> don't show up in mutt. The folder in mutt is set
> to /var/spool/mail/"user" but it seems to be empty. I have
> no .procmailrc file (not in /etc and not in /home/"user").
> My .fetchmailrc looks something like this:
> poll my.isp proto POP3
> user me_at_isp there with password "secret" is "my_login_name" here
> And it's chmod 600 (obviously because it starts as normal).
> As I said, I wonder in what folder he puts the mail?
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