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SMAIL WARNING (was: Re: fetchmail doesn't work for me either)

On Sun, Mar 01, 1998 at 11:20:32AM +1000, Alan Eugene Davis wrote:
> I upgraded fetchmail, smail, and some other packages at once, and immediately
> begin having trouble with fetchmail.  The problem is exactly as discussed by 
> A. D. Y. Chang.   I'm at a loss, with all the discussion of smail on this list.
> Fetchpop works ok, and with fetchpop -ar, I get a running list of the messages
> being scarfed off the server, which is nice.
> Still, I too would like to find out what's wrong w/ fetchmail.

Nothing. The problem is smail.

You *have* to reconfigure smail with smailconfig --force, and even then you
could run into problems. The simple way is to downgrade to the version in

Please folks: Don't upgrade to the smail in hamm unless you know what you
are doing or want to participate in testing.

Thank you,

PS: Maybe for you is the right way (1) internet host and then "smarthost".
both in smailconfig.

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