Problems with .fetchmailrc on 5.3.0

Richard Smith rdls at
Sat Oct 14 21:08:31 BST 2000

Steven Fletcher wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Oct 2000 09:25:25 +0100, Richard Smith wrote:
> >Multiple user mode is not guaranteed to work. If the pop3 server does
> >not insert the envelope into the header (e.g. X-Originally-To) and the
> >recipient is a BCC then fetchmail has no way of delivering the message.
> The POP3 server shouldn't change the header - surely you are referring
> to [something like (per-MTA)] sendmail's $u macro?

I was not. I have used a POP3 server which "inserts" the envelope into
the header. Makes things a hell of a lot simpler.
> fetchmail should be able to happily handle the last (or any) Received:
> header when gathering recipient information - most specifically the
> 'for' part. The only time when this shouldn't work (as is my experience,
> at least), is when sendmail couldn't insert the $u because multiple
> local recipients were specified. The FAQ (M7 part) should detail this.

True. But as I said "not guaranteed to work". This is all expounded in
`man fetchmail'.


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