Mail Server (progress)
bmarsh at bmarsh.com
Thu Oct 25 01:38:16 BST 2007
On Wednesday 24 October 2007, David McGlone wrote:
> 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
> fetchmail: getaddrinfo("localhost", "smtp") error: Name or service not
> fetchmail: smtp connect to localhost failed.
> fetchmail: SMTP transaction error while fetching from
> d.mcglone at firstname.lastname@example.org and delivering to SMTP host localhost.
> fetchmail: querying pop.att.yahoo.com (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.
feetchmail has to hand off the mail it fetches to someone..... I use
procmail... but I think it will hand off to your mailer (postfix or
sendmail) if you don't specify how to process your mail.
Here is my fetchmailrc that I always hand edit.
I run fetchmail as root on my mailserver.... (they suggest not to but what
set daemon 300
set logfile /var/log/fetchmail
mda "/usr/bin/procmail -f %F -d %T "
user m40344-xxxxxcom pass <pswd>
user m4044-bmarshxxxx pass <pswd>
user m404-bmarshyyyy pass <pswd>
user m444-katrinazzzzzz pass <pswd>
Of course, passwords and userids have been changed.
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