Re: fetchmail error
* dman <email@example.com> [011002 22:44]:
> What are you using as the MDA in fetchmail? I simply
> use '/usr/sbin/exim %T' and it delivers locally (via procmail).
I've used the same for a while, but that sometimes resulted in strange
and annoying delivery errors, that's why I switched to handling this
> appears that you are using fetchmail to perform and SMTP transfer for
> each message that it retrieves from the POP server and that is taking
> too long.
It usually doesn't take noticeably longer than using the mda option
(that is, I as the user don't notice it).
I'm of course not sure that the problem is not with exim, but since my
fetchmail version has changed whereas exim stayed the same, I look in
that direction primarily.
Also, while fetchmail was restarted when I re-connected to my ISP,
exim wasn't. (A restart of fetchmail alone did nothing to solve the
original problem, though)
> I have noticed, however, that sometimes when I send a
> message from mutt, it "hangs" for longer than I think it should while
> it says "sending message". I imagine that is caused by something with
> exim acting a bit slower sometimes. Maybe you are having a similar
>From what I know, mutt invokes /usr/sbin/sendmail when sending a mail,
that should be unrelated to the SMTP connection that fetchmail
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