Re: strange email behavior
From: Marc Adler (marc_at_adlerpacific.com)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 13:36:15 -1000
* Michael Schwendt <email@example.com> [2003-09-08 12:59]:
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> On Mon, 8 Sep 2003 10:22:58 -1000, Marc Adler wrote:
> > I'm not sure where to post this, so I'll start here.
> > The problem: my computer is only downloading email from my pop3 account
> > when it's actually on. All messages that come in while it's off are sent
> > into the void.
> > My setup: fetchmail -> procmail -> mutt.
> Your description is highly confusing. So, you have an e-mail account
> somewhere which is connected to the Internet permanently. That server
> account receives messages 24/7 and offers a POP3 service. On a
> different computer (your client) you use fetchmail to connect to the
> POP3 server in order to retrieve the messages. Now, who polls your
> POP3 mailbox when your client is turned of?
No one. That was the problem. But as my appended post indicated, I
figured out where the messages were being sent: /var/spool/mail/root.
> Concerning your fetchmail daemon startup script, disable it and
> poll your POP3 mailbox manually to debug your problem. Also verify
> the contents of /etc/fetchmailrc.
The contents of /etc/fetchmailrc are a copy of my .fetchmailrc, because
I saw that the script was calling /etc/fetchmailrc, and I wanted it to
send my mail to my mbox, not root's. All the "lost messages" wind up in
/var/spool/mail/root, instead of my user's mbox. How can I correct this
behavior? Should I change the script so that it calls
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