On Wed, 2002-12-11 at 21:14, Niall O Broin wrote:
> On Wednesday 11 December 2002 20:39, Mark Page wrote:
>> > One more try with this question as no answers yet.
>> Didn't see it last time - certainly never hurts to repeat yourself.
>> > fetchmail: SMTP connect to localhost failed
>> There's your problem, clear as day - isn't debugging output wonderful.
> fetchmail can't connect to an SMTP server running on your box, most likely
> because there isn't one, although there could be other reasons. If you don't
> have an SMTP server running on your box, you absolutely need to install one -
> it's what fetchmail uses to deliver mail it has fetched to you. Postfix would
> be my recommendation, but that's only because I find readable configuration
> files a feature.
>Personally I would suggest bypassing the local SMTP server, and using
procmail directly, but long term that won't help you, as mutt requires a
sendmail compliant MTA to send mail.
to bypass local SMTP connections in fetcmail, RTFM, or add:
mda "procmail -d %T"
Liam Bedford <lbedford at lbedford.org>
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