Re: Still can't get fetchmail to run as user "mail"
Henrique M Holschuh wrote:
> Does user mail have 'x' permissions to the /etc/ppp directory?
> I'd suggest you use /var/spool/mail to place .fetchids and /etc/fetchmail as
> the place for the config though (notice that /etc/fetchmailrc will trigger
> the initscripts, while /etc/fetchmail will not).
Ahhh. That was it exactly. I did exactly what you suggested. Now it works.
It runs as user "mail" and delivers the mail no probs to the only user on the
>You probably need a '-' somewhere in that su line, or you'll run as user
>mail with the environment settings for root (which might confuse fetchmail.
>I don't know for sure).
Here is the line I used:
su - -c '/usr/bin/fetchmail --fetchmailrc /etc/fetchmail --idfile
it does have the - in there.
>Also, make damn sure user mail has group mail as its primary (default)
How do I check this?
Here is what my /etc/passwd file shows:
Is that correct?
Thanks Henrique. It works! and I have learnt something!