Mail configuration

Brian Somers brian at Awfulhak.org
Wed Jul 19 22:12:12 BST 2000


As Ben said, check your /var/log/maillog to see if there's anything 
interesting in there.  It sounds like you may be having a problem 
with name resolution.  What does /etc/resolv.conf say ?  Perhaps 
``myname.my.domain'' doesn't resolve (does ``ping myname.my.domain'' 
work ?).

> Now my fetchmail problem:
> 
> My .fetchmailrc file worked fine for about a year, up until the last week. Now
> all that happens is : fetchmail fetches the mail and "destroys" it giving me
> the following message: fetchmail: SMTP< 550 Access denied. I have included my
> .fetchmailrc file and the output of fetchmail when run with "-v" switch.
> 
> I have also downloaded and installed the latest fetchmail.5.4.3.tgz from
> ftp.freebsd.org. But that didn't help, I received the same errors with 
> fetchmail.5.0.5.
> 
> If anyone can help I would appreciate it.
> 
> -Alex
> 
> 
> This is my ~/.fetchmailrc :
> 
> set postmaster "alex"
> set nobouncemail
> set properties ""
> poll mail.clara.net with proto POP3
>        user 'frustum' there with password 'my_password' is frustum alex here \
> options keep warnings 3600
> 
> 
> [alex@~] fetchmail -d0 -v
> fetchmail: 5.4.3 querying mail.clara.net (protocol POP3) at Wed, 19 Jul 2000
> 18:32:24 +0100 (BST)
> fetchmail: POP3< +OK CPOP v2.4 Ready for Action
> fetchmail: POP3> USER frustum
> fetchmail: POP3< +OK
> fetchmail: POP3> PASS *
> fetchmail: POP3< +OK
> fetchmail: POP3> STAT
> fetchmail: POP3< +OK 1 888
> fetchmail: POP3> LAST
> fetchmail: POP3< -ERR Invalid command
> fetchmail: Invalid command
> fetchmail: POP3> UIDL
> fetchmail: POP3< +OK
> fetchmail: POP3< 1 964027703.3015.nemesis.clara.net
> fetchmail: POP3< .
> 1 message for frustum at mail.clara.net (888 octets).
> fetchmail: POP3> LIST
> fetchmail: POP3< +OK
> fetchmail: POP3< 1 888
> fetchmail: POP3< .
> fetchmail: POP3> RETR 1
> fetchmail: POP3< +OK
> reading message 1 of 1 (888 octets)
> fetchmail: SMTP< 220 myname.my.domain ESMTP Sendmail 8.9.3/8.9.3; Wed, 19 Jul
> 2000 18:32:29 +0100 (BST)
> fetchmail: SMTP> EHLO localhost
> fetchmail: SMTP< 250 myname.my.domain Hello localhost [127.0.0.1], pleased to
> meet you
> fetchmail: SMTP> MAIL FROM:<alex at frustum.clara.co.uk>
> fetchmail: SMTP< 550 Access denied
> fetchmail: SMTP> RSET
> fetchmail: SMTP< 550 Access denied
> fetchmail: SMTP< 220 myname.my.domain ESMTP Sendmail 8.9.3/8.9.3; Wed, 19 Jul
> 2000 18:32:29 +0100 (BST)
> fetchmail: SMTP> HELO localhost
> fetchmail: SMTP< 250 myname.my.domain Hello localhost [127.0.0.1], pleased to
> meet you
> fetchmail: SMTP> MAIL FROM:<FETCHMAIL-DAEMON at localhost>
> fetchmail: SMTP< 550 Access denied
>  not flushed
> fetchmail: POP3> QUIT
> fetchmail: POP3< +OK Take it EZ
> fetchmail: SMTP> QUIT
> fetchmail: SMTP< 221 myname.my.domain closing connection
> fetchmail: normal termination, status 0
> 
> [alex@~] fetchmail -a
> 1 message for frustum at mail.clara.net (894 octets).
> reading message 1 of 1 (894 octets)  not flushed
> 
> As soon as the above command finishes executing I run:
> 
> [alex@~] mailq
> Mail queue is empty

-- 
Brian <brian at Awfulhak.org>                        <brian@[uk.]FreeBSD.org>
      <http://www.Awfulhak.org>                   <brian@[uk.]OpenBSD.org>
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