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Re: fetchmail is eating my mail

At least two people replied  rapidly, even by this list's standars. 
More replies may have been eaten gathering the info below . . . :(

John Hasler wrote:

> Richard E. Hawkins writes:
> > Fetchmail is now eating my mail.

> You may need to add 'antispam -1' to your .fetchmailrc.

I've taken a couple of stabs at this, but don't see how to accomplish
it.  I've put it straight into the file, and after the polling line. 
I've also tried it as "set antispam -1"

What am I missing?

Marko Cehaja wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 16, 2000 at 05:10:37PM -0400, Richard E. 
Hawkins wrote:

> > Fetchmail is now eating my mail.  It retrieves the 
>>messages, deletes
> > them from the server, and yet I have no mail. 
>> /var/spool/mqueue is just
> > plain empty.

> Don't change by hand any attributes on directories like /var/spool/mqueue

> Just don't change anything.

haven't touched it :)

> Install fetchmailconf and configure fetchmail.

that's how I got here . . .

it produces a .fetchmailrc of

# Configuration created Wed Aug 16 21:55:01 2000 by fetchmailconf
set postmaster "hawk"
set bouncemail
set properties ""
set daemon 2
poll email.psu.edu with proto POP3
       user reh18 there with password [censored] is hawk here options
mimedecode warnings 3600
    smtphost  smtp.psu.edu

I'm reh18@psu.edu, but hawk on the local machine.  I'm not seeing
anything wrong here.

The log from the test is:

fetchmail: 5.3.3 querying email.psu.edu (protocol POP3) at Wed, 16 Aug
2000 22:06:49 -0400 (EDT)
fetchmail: POP3< +OK UCB Pop server (version 1.831+timeout+afsauth) at
f07n05 starting.
fetchmail: POP3> USER reh18
fetchmail: POP3< +OK Password required for reh18.
fetchmail: POP3> PASS *
fetchmail: POP3< +OK reh18 has 3 message(s) (11204 octets).
fetchmail: POP3> STAT
fetchmail: POP3< +OK 3 11204
fetchmail: POP3> LAST
fetchmail: POP3< +OK 0 is the last message seen.
3 messages for reh18 at email.psu.edu (11204 octets).
fetchmail: POP3> LIST
fetchmail: POP3< +OK 3 messages (11204 octets)
fetchmail: POP3< 1 3751
fetchmail: POP3< 2 3723
fetchmail: POP3< 3 3730
fetchmail: POP3< .
fetchmail: POP3> TOP 1 99999999
fetchmail: POP3< +OK 3751 octets
reading message 1 of 3 (3751 octets)
fetchmail: SMTP< 220 f04n01.cac.psu.edu ESMTP Sendmail 8.9.3/8.9.3; Wed,
16 Aug 2000 22:06:52 -0400
fetchmail: SMTP> EHLO localhost
fetchmail: SMTP< 250-f04n01.cac.psu.edu Hello fac13.ds.psu.edu
[], pleased to meet you
fetchmail: SMTP< 250-EXPN
fetchmail: SMTP< 250-VERB
fetchmail: SMTP< 250-8BITMIME
fetchmail: SMTP< 250-SIZE 20000000
fetchmail: SMTP< 250-DSN
fetchmail: SMTP< 250-ONEX
fetchmail: SMTP< 250-ETRN
fetchmail: SMTP< 250-XUSR
fetchmail: SMTP< 250 HELP
fetchmail: SMTP> MAIL FROM:<debian-user-request@lists.debian.org>
fetchmail: SMTP< 250 <debian-user-request@lists.debian.org>... Sender ok
fetchmail: SMTP> RCPT TO:<hawk@smtp.psu.edu>
fetchmail: SMTP< 550 <hawk@smtp.psu.edu>... User unknown
fetchmail: SMTP listener doesn't like recipient address
fetchmail: SMTP< 220 fac13.ds.psu.edu ESMTP Sendmail 8.9.3/8.9.3/Debian
8.9.3-21; Wed, 16 Aug 2000 22:06:52 -0400
fetchmail: SMTP> HELO localhost
fetchmail: SMTP< 250 fac13.ds.psu.edu Hello localhost [],
pleased to meet you
fetchmail: SMTP> MAIL FROM:<FETCHMAIL-DAEMON@localhost>
fetchmail: SMTP< 250 <FETCHMAIL-DAEMON@localhost>... Sender ok
fetchmail: SMTP> RCPT TO:<debian-user-request@lists.debian.org>
fetchmail: SMTP< 250 <debian-user-request@lists.debian.org>... Recipient
fetchmail: SMTP> DATA
fetchmail: SMTP< 354 Enter mail, end with "." on a line by itself
fetchmail: SMTP: (bounce-message body)
fetchmail: SMTP>. (EOM)
fetchmail: SMTP< 250 WAA12782 Message accepted for delivery
fetchmail: SMTP> QUIT
fetchmail: SMTP< 221 fac13.ds.psu.edu closing connection
fetchmail: SMTP> RCPT TO:<hawk@smtp.psu.edu>
fetchmail: SMTP< 550 <hawk@smtp.psu.edu>... User unknown
fetchmail: can't even send to hawk!
fetchmail: SMTP> RSET
fetchmail: SMTP< 250 Reset state
fetchmail: POP3> QUIT
fetchmail: POP3< 
fetchmail: SMTP transaction error while fetching from email.psu.edu
fetchmail: Query status=10 (SMTP)
fetchmail: SMTP> QUIT
fetchmail: SMTP< 221 f04n01.cac.psu.edu closing connection
fetchmail: normal termination, status 10

I'm not quite sure how to read this, but hawk@smtp.psu.edu should
*certainly* not be involved--and what's it doing messing with receipts?

>The basic is: do not change system wide environment.
good advice, virtually always . . .



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