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Date:      Sat, 1 Dec 2001 16:07:56 -0500 (EST)
From:      Dru <genisis@istar.ca>
To:        "Russell A. Khurshudian" <russell_k@acedsl.com>
Cc:        Josh Paetzel <friar_josh@webwarrior.net>, Freebsd-Questions <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: Problem with fetchmail (not receiving mail properly)
Message-ID:  <20011201160332.O66025-100000@x1-6-00-50-ba-de-36-33.kico1.on.home.com>
In-Reply-To: <000001c17aa5$b7e4c420$0200a8c0@networld>

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On Sat, 1 Dec 2001, Russell A. Khurshudian wrote:

> Enter password for user@pop.host.com:
> 1 message for user at mailhost.host.com (788 octets).
> reading message 1 of 1 (788 octets) fetchmail: SMTP connect to localhost
> failed
> fetchmail: SMTP transaction error while fetching from pop.host.com
> fetchmail: Query status=10 (SMTP)
> 1 message for user at mailhost.host.com (788 octets).
> reading message 1 of 1 (788 octets) fetchmail: SMTP connect to localhost
> failed
> fetchmail: SMTP transaction error while fetching from pop.host.com
> fetchmail: Query status=10 (SMTP)
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Josh Paetzel" <friar_josh@webwarrior.net>
> To: "Russell A. Khurshudian" <russell_k@acedsl.com>
> Cc: "Freebsd-Questions" <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
> Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2001 8:19 AM
> Subject: Re: Problem with fetchmail (not receiving mail properly)
>
>
> > On Sat, Dec 01, 2001 at 01:14:35PM -0500, Russell A. Khurshudian wrote:
> > > 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
> > > mail.
> > >
> > > Contents of my .fetchmailrc
> > >
> > > poll pop.host.com protocol POP3 username username is "login name"
> password
> > > mypass smtpname username@host.com smtphost smtp.host.com
> >
> >
> > Try this:
> > poll pop.host.com protocol POP3 username "pop username" password "pop
> > password" user "pop username" is "local username" here;


Hi Russell,

Is your sendmail daemon running? That error message indicates that you
don't have anything listening on port 25. What's the output of:

sockstat -4
and
ps -acux | grep sendmail

Dru


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