Still unable to get email with fetchmail

drharlan at drharlan at
Sat Nov 30 11:01:10 PST 2002

On or therabout 30 Nov, Laurence Turpin pontificated:

> At the moment I have my .fetchmailrc file set as follows
> poll protocol pop3 user laurie.turpin is root here
> It produces the following output when I run fetchmail
> fetchmail
> Enter password for laurie.turpin at <PASSWORD>
> fetchmail: Repoll immediately on laurie.turpin at
> 34 messages for laurie.turpin at (143426 octets)
> reading message laurie.turpin at 1 of 34 (2907 octets)
> .fetchmail
> SMTP connect to localhost failed
> fetchmail: SMTP transaction error while fetching for
> fetchmail: Query status=10(SMTP)
> In my mandrake 8.2 system
> Mozilla is setup as follows
> Incoming mail is POP3 from server
> Outgoing mail is SMTP to
> my email address is laurie.turpin at
> My username is laurie.turpin
> Can you help please.
> putting my password into the .fetchmailrc file makes no difference other
> than I not requested to enter my password.

How are you getting your mail delivered to your mailbox ?  I use
procmail and have it specified in the fetchmailrc file.  Fetchmail only
has one piece of the action so you'll need a delivery agent.  I don't
know if sendmail can handle this without procmail.  

I'd rather be a free electron than a loose cannon.

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