Re: more fetchmail questions
Chris Flipse wrote:
>I say until now because I hadn't noticed my setup's behavior where
>bounced mail is concerned -- basically, fetchmail grabs the mail, shunts
>it to my local sendmail deamon, and tries to deliver it.
>The problem is that when sendmail cannot deliver it, it sends out a
>bounce message, and the fetchmail client terminates the fetch, since it
>is unable to deliver the mail. Which is fine, and desireable behavior.
>What isn't desireable is that fetchmail leaves the offending piece of
>mail on the server, to be bounced *again* the next time fetchmail is
>So, basically ... how on earth do I get rid of a piece of mail from my
>server when my local sendmail can't deliver it?
What I have done in a like case was to connect to the server with telnet
on the pop-3 port and delete the message by hand. It goes something like
telnet mail-server pop-3 # connect to the server
user uuuu # give it your username
pass pppp # give it your password
retr 1 # assuming message 1 is the problem
# this should let you see the message
dele 1 # delete it
quit # quit!
Check the RFC's for the correct syntax; once you are connected, you may
be able to say `help' - I can't remember.
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