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Re: Lost Mail??



On Fri, Jun 09, 2000 at 01:31:48PM -0700, Jay Kelly wrote:
> My local-host-names file is empty. How should I put local host in there?

edit the file.  Put 'localhost' on a line of its own in the file.  Then
issue 'killall -HUP sendmail' as root.

When you're testing fetchmail, use 'fetchmail -k' so you don't actually lose
anything if this doesn't work.

-Dan

> On Fri, Jun 09, 2000 at 01:14:56PM -0700, Jay Kelly wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > Is it possible to tell sendmail where to store new incoming mail. Im using
> > sendmail along with fetchmail and after my mail is retrieved from my isp,
> I
> > cant seem to find it. I use mutt to read my mail and have mutt looking in
> > /var/spool/mail/neutec but there is never any mail there. Fetchmail
> informs
> > me of receiving new mail so Im pretty sure its on my machine somewhere.
> Has
> > anyone ever had this and if so what needs to be changed to fix it?
> > Thanks Guys
> 
> Fetchmail/exim will throw your mail away silently if you don't have
> 'localhost' in your local_domains.  I assume the same would happen if
> sendmail didn't have 'localhost' in $=w (though I've never tested this).
> 
> What's in your /etc/mail/local-host-names file?
> 
> -Dan
> 
> --
> "... the most serious problems in the Internet have been caused by
> unenvisaged mechanisms triggered by low-probability events; mere human
> malice would never have taken so devious a course!" - RFC 1122 section 1.2.2
> 
> 

-- 
"... the most serious problems in the Internet have been caused by 
unenvisaged mechanisms triggered by low-probability events; mere human 
malice would never have taken so devious a course!" - RFC 1122 section 1.2.2

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