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Re: fetchmail, procmail, mail reading, Gnus, XEmacs

>>>>> "Bob" == Bob Nielsen <nielsen@primenet.com> writes:

    Bob> When I try to run fetchmail, my ISP is connected and when
    Bob> attempting to retrieve mail, I get the error message:

    Bob> reading message 1 (2679 bytes) .fetchmail: SMTP connect to
    Bob> (null) failed fetchmail: SMTP transaction error while
    Bob> fetching from pop.primenet.com

    Bob> here is my ~/.fetchmailrc file:

    Bob> poll pop.primenet.com proto pop3 user USERNAME pass PASSWORD

 Try adding an `mda' line to it.  Here's what I use:

poll mail.provider.com
protocol pop3
username myusername
password MYPASSWD
mda "formail -s procmail"

... I've got a rudimentary "~/.procmailrc" that tosses my mail into
spool files in "~/Mail/.incoming/", and I read my mail with XEmacs and
Gnus.  I used the `nnfolder' setup almost verbatim from the TeXinfo
manual, and it works very well.  My "~/.gnus" looks like this:

;; -*- emacs-lisp -*-
(require 'mime-setup)
(add-hook 'gnus-group-mode-hook 'gnus-topic-mode)
(setq nnfolder-directory "~/Mail/"
      nnmail-spool-file 'procmail
      nnmail-procmail-directory "~/Mail/.incoming/"
      gnus-select-method (quote (nntp "news.inetarena.com"))
      gnus-secondary-select-methods '((nnfolder ""))
      nnmail-procmail-suffix ""
           "%M\%S\%p\%P\%5y: %(%-40,40g%) %6,6~(cut 2)d\n")
(add-hook 'gnus-select-group-hook 'gnus-group-set-timestamp)

Karl M. Hegbloom <karlheg@inetarena.com>           finger or ytalk:
http://www.inetarena.com/~karlheg           karlheg@bittersweet.inetarena.com
Portland, OR  USA
Debian GNU 1.3  Linux 2.1.36 AMD K5 PR-133

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