The shame of it! (an Email query)
Richard A Downing
richard.downing at bcs.org.uk
Thu Nov 21 08:54:46 PST 2002
On Thursday 21 November 2002 20:30, you wrote:
> Who has XMail going?
I do, which is why I wrote the hint.
> Is there any way to find out what xmail is thinking?
You can ask it things with telnet, or it's own CtrlClnt application, it's a
bit tortured, but it does work. These interfaces are documented in
readme.txt. EG: I have this in my profile:
alias frozlist='CtrlClnt -u root -p ciao -s 109bean.org.uk frozlist'
which lets me see a list of all frozen (undeliverable) mail by typing
> Am I correct in
> thinking that it should collect mail from my isp and dump it in
If you have set up the poplnkadd properly it will. Try issuing:
CtrlClnt -u root -p ciao -s 109bean.org.uk poplnklist
(BUT PLEASE DON'T POST THE REPLY HERE as it will have your ISP passwords in
> Xmail will collect mail
> How do I get mutt or
> anything else to fetch that.?
I don't know about mutt (too texty for me), but I set up kmail to do a pop3 on
localhost:110. Since xmail provides pop3, that's what I use.
> the hint says
> Assuming your ISP presents a simple unencrypted (old-fashioned) POP3
> service, you need to know your login name (you-at-isp) and password
> (your-isp-pop-password)and the address of the POP3 server.
> /usr/bin/CtrlClnt -s 109bean.org.uk -u root -p ciao \
> poplnkadd 109bean.org.uk richard \
> pop3.isp.com you-at-isp your-isp-pop-password CLR
> This will set up an automatic synchonisation between XMail and your pop3
> But when I try the equivelant of that I get error 40 - and it trips over
> the -s option (chateau.dec in this case) which is the server listed in
> server.tab, and a subdir of MailRoot/domains/
We need to ensure you've got the domain set up right. What does:
CtrlClnt -u root -p ciao -s hostname domainlist
return. The parameter to -s is your hostname.
> The hint also says:
> You will see the various XMail threads start up, and if all looks stable
> you have a working XMail. If you can start another terminal session, a
> second xterm
> or login on another tty, then you can command XMail (see next session) and
> the debugging output. When you are happy, hit Ctrl-C and abort the run,
> watching XMail shut down it's threads gracefully.
> I can't get any debugging output :-o. /var/MailRoot/XMail --debug just
Dunno about this yet, can you send me your server.tab? Doctor anything
> I'm willing to believe the fault is mine, but I would like to be able to
> fix it..
I'll help as much as I can. In the end if we can't fix it Davide Libenzi can
be reached via the xmail list - he's usually very helpful as long the answer
isn't RTFM (Read The Friendly Manual) :-)
Richard A Downing FBCS
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