From: Niall O Broin (niall at domain linux.ie)
Date: Mon 18 Jun 2001 - 19:39:38 IST
On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 06:18:01PM +0100, Jason Corcoran. wrote:
> When I try to download my mail from my eircom account I get the
> fetchmail: POP3< 7 6881
> fetchmail: POP3< 8 2667
> fetchmail: POP3< 9 2573
> fetchmail: POP3< 10 2698
> fetchmail: POP3< .
> fetchmail: POP3> TOP 1 99999999
> fetchmail: POP3< +OK
> reading message 1 of 10 (4173 octets)
> fetchmail: SMTP connect to localhost failed
This appears to be your problem - you don't seem to have a local SMTP
process running. To confirm (or deny) this hypothesis, try doing
telnet localhost 25
which is connecting to the SMTP port on your own box. I get
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 bagend.magicgoeshere.com ESMTP Postfix
and if you're running sendmail, you should get something similar from it. If
you don't, then you're not running sendmail for some reason.
> This is using fetchmail 5.3.0, configured using the install sendmail
> script from theilug home page, any chance some one has seen this before.
Nice and all as Donncha's script is, you still end up running sendmail.
Change to Postfix and have human readbale configuration files - you KNOW
it's the right thing to do :-)
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