on Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 07:49:40PM -0800, Marc Wilson (email@example.com) wrote: > On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 08:51:37AM -0800, Karsten M. Self wrote: > > > 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 > > > > In this case, malformed headers in some spam is rejected by your local > > MTA. The result is that messages aren't delivered. > > Uh, no, if you'll note from the direction of the arrows (and the OP's > later message where he telnet's to the POPd), the error about the disk > file is coming from the POP server, and has nothing to do with the > local MTA or fetchmail itself. Possible. As I'd indicated, I run across this periodically. At unpredictable times, without access to the file in question, and generally with a primary objective of clearing the problem and retrieving my mail successfully. So I may have bits wrong. OTOH, when I've seen the error, the indication of where the problem is has been vague. This is consistent with posts I've seen from others. And I resolved the problem previously by bypassing the local MTA, as described. > Now... why the remote might be having problems opening a disk file, I > have no idea, but the problem isn't on the local end. Somewhat consistent with the other characteristics described by the OP, through. Peace. -- Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/ What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand? The golden rule of technical design: complexity is the enemy.
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