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Re: How to access mailserver

Andreas Tille <tille@physik.uni-halle.de> writes:

> Thanks to all for the fast hints to fetchmail.  Unfortunately it
> dosn't work as expected:
> ~> fetchmail
> 2 messages (1 seen) for tillea at Mailnu01.rki.de (1021 octets).
> skipping message 1 not flushed
> reading message 2 of 2 (428 octets) fetchmail: SMTP connect to localhost failed: Connection refused
> fetchmail: SMTP transaction error while fetching from Mailnu01.rki.de
> fetchmail: Query status=10
> There are two Problems:
> 1) Mails which are read (but not deleted of course) via Netscape
>    using the pop server directly result in a message like:
> skipping message 1 not flushed

You can tell it to get all mail---look at --all, I think it is.

> 2) New mails result in a "Connection refused" as seen above.

Sounds like you don't have an SMTP server running on the machine.
This is a prerequisite for fetchmail.


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