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Re: painful mail/fetchmail problems

Hmm--	Thanks, I will put fetchpop on the system and check it out next time
fetchmail falls over.

If it works, maybe do some stirring :-))

On Wed, Jul 26, 2000 at 10:34:41AM -0400, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> 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
> > tho.:-(
> 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
> Package: fetchpop
> Status: install ok installed
> Priority: extra
> Section: mail
> Installed-Size: 66
> Maintainer: Justin N. Penney <spankenstein@mindless.com>
> Version: 1.9-1
> Depends: libc6
> Suggests: procmail
> 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.


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