Re: fetchmail fails with smtp error
On Mon, 5 Jan 1998, Robert D. Hilliard wrote:
> On my hamm system, fetchmail fails with the following message:
> fetchmail: 29 messages at firstname.lastname@example.org.
> reading message 1 (4310 bytes) ..fetchmail: SMTP connect to (null)
> fetchmail: SMTP transaction error while fetching from
> I have installed fetchmail_4.3.4-1.deb, ppp_2.3.2-2.deb, a
> custom-compiled 2.0.32 kernel, and bash_2.01-5.deb.
> My .fetchmailrc file is:
> poll post.metrolink.net proto pop3 user hilliard password <mypw> smtp localhost
> I have used this .fetchmailrc file in bo for at least six months
> with no difficulties. (The man page in hamm lists "smtphost" instead
> of "smtp"; I tried this without effect.)
> Has anyone encountered this? Does anyone know what is wrong?
Yep, the latest smail package messes up if you want it installed in
/etc/inetd.conf instead of as a daemon. Uncomment the line in inetd.conf
and HUP inetd.
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