advise on using fetchmail

Jason Tishler
Tue Apr 30 13:34:00 GMT 2002

On Tue, Apr 30, 2002 at 02:09:44PM +0100, Mark Cooke wrote:
> fetchmail -u mark
> results in this error all the time:
> fetchmail: SMTP connect to localhost failed
> fetchmail: can't raise the listener; falling back to 
> /usr/local/bin/procmail -d %T

I have never seen the above error message.

I have been successful using the the following .fetchmailrc file:

set logfile /var/log/fetchmail.log
set invisible                       # suppress "Received:" line fetchmail adds
set no bouncemail

poll ""                # *** change as appropriate ***
protocol pop3
username "MyUserName"               # *** change as appropriate ***
password "MyPassword"               # *** change as appropriate ***
nokeep                              # delete successfully received
mda "/usr/local/bin/procmail -d %T" # pass message to the local MDA

Is your .fetchmailrc file similar to the above?


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