ok, ive used qmail before, but our ISP is giving us a smtp, and since it is garunteed 100% uptime, that is cooler than mine (whitch is still pretty damn good, but no garuntees) basicaly, we have 250meg accounts with them, so I want to just POP the mail off, I've got fetchmail installed, and have it reterieveing mail to the correct users, but how can i view this mail, i dont see it in /spool/mail/qub333
or sumsuch, and can i make an IMAP acccount with this mail?
for some reason im getting this error, i cant quite seem to figure out where its coming from
fetchmail: 6.2.5 querying mail.comcast.net (protocol POP3) at Sun Sep 19 13:46:12 2004: poll started
fetchmail: POP3< +OK (sccrpxc02) Maillennium POP3/PROXY server #147
fetchmail: POP3> USER qub333
fetchmail: POP3< +OK
fetchmail: POP3> PASS *
fetchmail: POP3< +OK ready
fetchmail: POP3> STAT
fetchmail: POP3< +OK 4 16372
4 messages for qub333 at mail.comcast.net (16372 octets).
fetchmail: POP3> LIST 1
fetchmail: POP3< +OK 1 4755
fetchmail: POP3> RETR 1
fetchmail: POP3< +OK
reading message email@example.com:1 of 4 (4755 octets)
fetchmail: SMTP connect to localhost failed
fetchmail: POP3> QUIT
fetchmail: POP3< Message from yahoo.com.
fetchmail: SMTP transaction error while fetching from mail.comcast.net
fetchmail: 6.2.5 querying mail.comcast.net (protocol POP3) at Sun Sep 19 13:46:18 2004: poll completed
fetchmail: Query status=10 (SMTP)
fetchmail: normal termination, status 10
Can you post your polling lines from /etc/fetchmailrc?
You pretty much have to have procmail installed to handle the mail after fetchmail gets it. I have this running on my local mailserver...fetchmail fetches the mail and hands it to procmail. Procmail sorts/filters and delivers it. 8)
ok, the error does seem to be lack of a local delivery service, will procmail play well with a local IMAP? thats the end goal for all this, an IMAP so we don't worry about passing our allotments on the comcast servers.
Yeah...my system runs like so:
POP3 (multiple accts.)->fetchmail->procmail->IMAP4-ssl
I have procmail deliver each users' mail to their home directories and IMAP4 serve it up. There's actually a good tut on how to do this on the gentoo wiki. It's the one entitled something like Setting up an Email System for the Home Network part II. 8)
rightio, im on my way over, I was having some issues w/ procmail, but this tut will probably cover that.
Actually...it's the one that's NOT part II that I used. :wink:
It doesn't help that much with procmail, but I've learned a bit about it here recently. Feel free to fire off some q's about it if you get'em. 8)
actualy, I've found procmail to work quite well, got a secure IMAP running just dandy, and fetchmail works well, my only current problem is getting smtp services working well, it seems to work fine for fetchmail, but i was kinda hoping to point it all through the mailserver to the comcast smtp, but ill get that all at some point.
As in using postfix/qmail etc. to relay it to your comcast smtp server?
I tried getting postfix to work via ssl, not forwarding. I had major problems with authentication, so I abandoned it for now. 8)
I plan on going back and maybe trying qmail, but that's not my top priority atm.
really, i have to agree, while i think that it would be a nice security feature, to have all internet access proxied (everything else is), so ive got them running the Comcast smtp's now, idealy at some point a ssl connectin will be used to the local server, and none of the clients will have raw net access. (as most if not all are windows, i dont like them to get near the internet if at all possible)
Although there is a pecurlar action with Thunderbird, it won't view the folders that procmail has made on the IMAP, Evolution and Bloomba do, but no Thunderbird.....just an observation, a slightly irritating one, as this will force me to change mail-clients, but im poking around the prefs for a possible solution.