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Re: understanding Fetchmail



On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 10:23:09 +0100, 
Kordula Martin <kordula@kordula.de> wrote in message 
<5.2.1.1.0.20031111100135.00b2f3a8@kordula.de>:

> Hi fellow Debian fans,
> 
> I'm having a problem understanding fetchmail.
> I've got fetchmail 5.9.11 which I installed from the stable package
> collection. I also have Exim 3.35 installed (which was a default
> install when I installed Woody).
> 
> I have fetchmail running as a daemon and checking for mail every 60
> seconds on 'localhost'.
> But when I use my Webmin admin app to check the servers, I get...
> 
> Checking for mail on server(s) with command /usr/bin/fetchmail -v -f 
> '/etc/fetchmailrc' ..
> 
> 
> fetchmail: 5.9.11 querying localhost (protocol POP3) at Tue Nov 11
> 09:32:03 2003: poll started
> 
> POP3 connection to localhost failed: Connection refused
> 
> fetchmail: 5.9.11 querying localhost (protocol POP3) at Tue Nov 11
> 09:32:03 2003: poll completed
> 
> fetchmail: Query status=2 (SOCKET)

..your link to your popserver is shot dead.

..does 'mutt -f pop://user:passwd@your.pop.server ' work?

> fetchmail: normal termination, status 2
> 
> .. checking failed!
> and it does not seem to matter if I change 'localhost' to the FQDN of
> my server either.
> I've been reading that fetchmail is well documented, but I've checked
> the man pages, and I'm just not getting it.
> Am I trying to use fetchmail for something it's not intended to be
> used for? My whole reason for fetchmail was to allow users to access
> their e-mail via their MUAs (e.g. Outlook Express).



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