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Date:      Sat, 1 Dec 2001 13:14:35 -0500
From:      "Russell A. Khurshudian" <>
To:        "Freebsd-Questions" <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Problem with fetchmail (not receiving mail properly)
Message-ID:  <000001c17a99$39f3d2b0$0200a8c0@networld>

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When i use fetchmail to get the mail from my ISPs mail server it says that
it receives the mail and flushes it. When i check /var/mail/user there is no

Contents of my .fetchmailrc

poll protocol POP3 username username is "login name" password
mypass smtpname smtphost

When i tried sending a test message from my yahoo account to i got the following output when running fetchmail and
checking for mail with the 'mail' command:

fetchmail: 5.8.17 querying (protocol POP3) at Tue Dec  4
04:31:06 2001
fetchmail: POP3< +OK koza Cyrus POP3 v1.5.19 server ready
fetchmail: POP3> USER username
fetchmail: POP3< +OK Name is a valid mailbox
fetchmail: POP3> PASS *
fetchmail: POP3< +OK Maildrop locked and ready
fetchmail: POP3> STAT
fetchmail: POP3< +OK 1 788
fetchmail: POP3> LAST
fetchmail: POP3< +OK 0
1 message for username at (788 octets).
fetchmail: POP3> LIST
fetchmail: POP3< +OK scan listing follows
fetchmail: POP3< 1 788
fetchmail: POP3< .
fetchmail: POP3> TOP 1 99999999
fetchmail: POP3< +OK Message follows
reading message 1 of 1 (788 octets)
fetchmail: SMTP< 220 ESMTP Sendmail 8.10.1/8.9.3; Sat, 1 Dec
2001 13:12:58 -0500 (EST)
fetchmail: SMTP> EHLO localhost
fetchmail: SMTP< Hello [My IP address],
pleased to meet you
fetchmail: SMTP< 250-EXPN
fetchmail: SMTP< 250-VERB
fetchmail: SMTP< 250-8BITMIME
fetchmail: SMTP< 250-SIZE 16000000
fetchmail: SMTP< 250-DSN
fetchmail: SMTP< 250-ONEX
fetchmail: SMTP< 250-ETRN
fetchmail: SMTP< 250-XUSR
fetchmail: SMTP< 250 HELP
fetchmail: SMTP> MAIL FROM:<> SIZE=788
fetchmail: SMTP< 250 2.1.0 <>... Sender ok
fetchmail: SMTP> RCPT TO:<>
fetchmail: SMTP< 250 2.1.5 <>... Recipient ok
fetchmail: SMTP> DATA
fetchmail: SMTP< 354 Enter mail, end with "." on a line by itself
#**********fetchmail: SMTP>. (EOM)
fetchmail: SMTP< 250 2.0.0 fB1ICwc22543 Message accepted for delivery
fetchmail: POP3> DELE 1
fetchmail: POP3< +OK message deleted
fetchmail: POP3> QUIT
fetchmail: POP3< +OK
fetchmail: SMTP> QUIT
fetchmail: SMTP< 221 2.0.0 closing connection
fetchmail: normal termination, status 0
[hesiod |04:31am| fathom (~)] $ mail
No mail for username

Why might i not be recieving the mail properly, and if i am, why isn't it
placed in /var/mail/user?

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