Re: avoiding mail loops in fetchmail
From: Paul Howarth (paul_at_city-fan.org)
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 13:06:16 +0100 To: For users of Fedora Core releases <email@example.com>
Ankush Grover wrote:
> My fetchmail configuration file
> poll mailserver localdomains domainname
> user " " with pass " " to * here flush
> I am having catchall mailbox (multidrop mailbox) what happens is that
> when there is mails for 2 or more users in the catchall box the mail
> recieved by the user is 2 or more means if there are 4 mails then each
> user will get 4 mails .I want to avoid mail loops.I have posted my
> fetchmailrc above .Please have a look at it and tell me how to avoid
> I am using catchall for many users in my office and so I want to send
> the mails from the catchall mailbox to the respective users.
How does fetchmail know who to deliver the mail to?
Are you aware of the well-known issues regarding using multidrop
mailboxes like this with fetchmail (see the fetchmail man page)?
Basically, unless your MTA adds a suitable header (e.g. Delivered-To:)
to indicate the actual recipient of the email, or there is one already
there (e.g. a To: or Cc: header), it won't work.
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