On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 11:10:40 -0600 Ron Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > On Tue, 2003-11-11 at 10:15, Jacob S. wrote: > > On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 10:36:30 -0500 > > ScruLoose <email@example.com> wrote: > > > > > On Tue, Nov 11, 2003 at 02:40:37PM +0100, David Jardine wrote: > > > I don't know if that's _entirely_ true. I think that fetchmail > > > waits for one of the "okay I handled that successfully" SMTP codes > > > from the MTA before it deletes the message off the POP server. If > > > it gets a failure code from the MTA it will _not_ delete the mail. > > > > > > So really, the only way you're likely to lose your mail with > > > fetchmail is if your MTA is so misconfigured that it'll lose mail > > > and still report a success. > > > > I believe ScruLoose is right. I recently changed the configuration > > on my mailserver and started getting reports from friends about > > e-mails bouncing - with my new configuration, I needed to tell > > fetchmail to deliver to firstname.lastname@example.org, instead of simply > > "username". So, they were seeing bounce messages saying there was no > > such user on my server. > > Do you use your ISP's smtp server, or your own smtp server? Actually, you bring up a good point. The bounces were from my own smtp server. And as I think about it more - the mail was lost in that I never received it, but not in the sense that the people trying to send me mail knew that I wasn't getting it. Jacob ----- GnuPG Key: 1024D/16377135 Linux: Because a PC is a terrible thing to waste.
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