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Re: fetchmail problem (maybe bug)

Es geschah am Freitag, 5. Dezember 2003 17:51 als Karsten M. Self schrieb:
> 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.

Yes, that was it, thanks!

No email client was able to fetch those mails (15 mails) which caused the 
problem, so I had to telnet it. RETR one of those 15 messages failed on 
server side, so I had no chance to look what these mails were and where they 
came from. But at least DELE those mails fixed the problem.

But IMHO I still think this can be considered as a bug in fetchmail: my other 
email clients just ignored those couple of mails that were stuck on the 
server, fetchmail just stops processing when it got an error while trying to 
RETR one of those messages. It should just ignore these and continue to fetch 
the next ones.

(please CC me, I'm not subscribed to the list currently)

Best regards

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