Originally Posted by kgagu
How did you solve your problem. I am having exact same problem
I tried it with msmtp as well as with postfix.
I posted this question to the Gentoo Forum
The answer (or lack thereof) is there:
It's a gmail 'feature'. Any email that you generate locally that uses
'@gmail.com' in the From: field is not allowed to be retrieved via fetchmail.
It _can_ be manipulated--in every other way I could think of (forward, reply,
archive, etc)--from w/in gmail's web interface. Why gmail does this is unknown
(to me, anyway
Question: you mentioned that 'msmpt' didn't work; _my_ problem was with
_fetchmail_. In other words, my problem was with RETRIEVING mail. 'msmtp'
(to the best of my knowledge) is _only_ for SENDING mail. I, personally, have
msmtp successfully installed, configured, and _sending_ mail through gmail.
Are you sure our problems are identical?
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Another site I can recommend is http://www.andrews-corner.org/mutt.html
for a complete ssl/fetchmail/procmail/mutt/msmtp tutorial.
When I finally got everything working, I shared this post with 'andrew'. He
said, "It's a gmail 'feature'." Nothing is wrong with my mail setup.
If, you are, indeed, using mutt, rest assured that there are (many) ways to
keep copies of outgoing mail (so that you don't _need_ to download these
marooned messages in the first place): the "record" folder designates a default
location where copies of all outgoing mail are saved (and that's just the
So, then, given that mutt was already keeping local copies
of messages that could not retrieve from the server, and these were just test
messages from myself, to myself, I am calling it good, and calling it done.
Hope this helps.