Mail Server (progress)

David McGlone d.mcglone at
Thu Oct 25 00:13:33 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 24 October 2007 5:23:30 pm Jordi Ferrando Fabra wrote:

Ok I have installed everything to run a mail server.

so far I am trying to configure fetchmail, so far I'm not getting any luck 
whenever there is mail in my inbox on AT&T.

I am using webmin to configure fetchmail, well if there is no mail in my AT&T 
account, fetchmail finishes fine, but if there is mail it tells me how many 
messages are there but never downloads them and I get an error that says:

fetchmail: getaddrinfo("localhost", "smtp") error: Name or service not known

fetchmail: smtp connect to localhost failed.

fetchmail: SMTP transaction error while fetching from 
d.mcglone at and delivering to SMTP host localhost.

fetchmail: querying (protocol POP3) at wed 24 Oct....... : 
poll completed.

fetchmail: Query status=10(smtp)

fetchmail: normal termination, status 10.

A big question I have, what does fetching mail got to do with smtp? I'm trying 
to fetch my mail not send it.

David M.

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