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Old 28th June 2008
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Default fetchmail error, Please help!!!!

The last thing I need is to have fetchmail fetch email from earthlink.net.

This is an excerpt of the error message:

skipping message xxxxxx@earthlink.net:71 not flushed
skipping message xxxxxx@earthlink.net:72 not flushed
reading message xxxxxx@earthlink.net:73 of 73 (2154 octets) .fetchmail: SMTP connect to localhost failed
fetchmail: SMTP transaction error while fetching from xxxxxx@earthlink.net and delivering to SMTP host localhost
fetchmail: Query status=10 (SMTP)

NOTE: I have replaced the user name with xxxxxx.

below is an my .fetchmailrc file

et postmaster xxxxxx
set bouncemail

poll earthlink.net proto pop3
user xxxxxx there with password "xxxxxx" is
"xxxxxx" here

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Do you a MTA running (Like sendmail)?
Is there anything in /var/log/mail.log?
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Old 29th June 2008
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Talking I'm using SSMTP

I have disabled sendmail in /etc/rc.conf see below. Should I only disable outbound? or maybe someone can show me how to configure sendmail to relay my email?

#sendmail
sendmail_enable="NO"
sendmail_submit_enable="NO"
sendmail_outbound_enable="NO"
sendmail_msp_queue_enable="NO"

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After fetchmail POPped a mail message it will hand it over to the local mailer/MTA for delivery. You disabled that local mailer/MTA, hence the error.

Just enable sendmail. In the default configuration your FBSD box wll not accept mail from outside, nor will it relay. For that to happen you must replace the sendmail configuration file. So it is not unsafe to enable sendmail in at all
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Default I switched to getmail an it is working now.

I'm am now able to get my mail using getmail, read/compose with pine and send with ssmtp.

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That is what I call the Windows approach to software problem solving: install something else
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