Re: painful mail/fetchmail problems
Russ Pitman wrote:
> I have that problem on a fairly regular basis. My workaround is to
> read the mailbox on the server from netscape and delete all mail with
> "unidentified sender" in the address. These are always empty.
> I asked on the fetchmail-friends list if it is possible to tell
> fetchmail to disregard these mails and got no reply, so I guess fetchmail
> can't handle that. Its a PITA having to use netscape to bail fetchmail out
I have to use fetchpop once in a while to delete a problematic
message. (I don't think my problem is the same as yours).
Unfortunately, there isn't a fetchpop package anymore. I wonder
when it was removed from the distribution.
$ dpkg -s fetchpop
Status: install ok installed
Maintainer: Justin N. Penney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Description: Program to get POP3 mail
Fetchpop removes mail from a remote server using the POP3 protocol.
Fetchpop can be run from the command line or started as a daemon process. It
has the option of passing mail through procmail. Also you may remove or keep
the messages on the remote server.