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Re: fetchmail problem (maybe bug)



on Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 02:59:55PM +0100, Christian Schoenebeck (christian.schoenebeck@epost.de) wrote:
> Hi!
> 
> I'm using fetchmail 5.9.11-6.2 from woody since a while without any problems, 
> but now mail retrieval fails with the following error messages:
> 
> 	fetchmail: POP3> RETR 1
> 	fetchmail: POP3< -ERR cannot open disk file error 2
> 	fetchmail: cannot open disk file error 2
> 	fetchmail: POP3> QUIT
> 	fetchmail: POP3< +OK POP3 server closing connection
> 	fetchmail: client/server protocol error while fetching from mail.epost.de

I suspect you're dropping fetchmail output onto your local TMA, possibly
exim?

In this case, malformed headers in some spam is rejected by your local
MTA.  The result is that messages aren't delivered.

Two solutions:

  - Drop output directly onto a local mda such as procmail with the
    "mda" option (man fetchmail).

  - Use direct access to your POP box (telnet 110 or pop3browser) to
    identify the malignant mail and delete it from the remote server.

> Please reply directly to me, because I'm not subscribed to the list at the 
> moment.

In which case:  set your reply-to appropriately.  More generally,
requesting a CC rather than a personal response is considered
preferable.


Peace.

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