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Old 05-26-2013, 04:44 PM   #1
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VirtualBox Slackware14 64 in OSX host, can't activate getmail


Hi.

I've got a gmail with both IMAP and POP enabled, and after trying the configurations of several guides I still haven't found one that gets getmail to work with it.

I made ~/.getmail/getmailrc and have tried the configurations from the guides in the following links, but they all result in errors. Any help would be appreciated.

http://www.slackwiki.com/Mutt (ctr+f Getmail)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRZQ_DDmiRM

edit: error information below

Unhandled exception follows:
File "usr/bin/getmail", line 603 in main destination_func = getattr(destinations, destination_type)
Attribute error:'module' object has no attribute 'Maildir/'
Please also include configuration information from running getmail with your normal options plus "--dump"

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Old 05-26-2013, 08:03 PM   #2
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Before anyone can help you, post some more info, like error messages you're getting, so no one have to guess what is going on.
 
Old 05-26-2013, 09:52 PM   #3
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Okay, thank you.

Error info:

Unhandled exception follows:
File "usr/bin/getmail", line 603 in main destination_func = getattr(destinations, destination_type)
Attribute error:'module' object has no attribute 'Maildir/'
Please also include configuration information from running getmail with your normal options plus "--dump"
 
Old 05-26-2013, 10:05 PM   #4
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I would recommend posting your problem on the getmail mailing list. The author behind getmail (not me!) is quite active and helpful.

There are issues with accessing gmail with getmail since gmail doesn't follow all the specs.

Last edited by Richard Cranium; 05-26-2013 at 10:06 PM. Reason: More details are better.
 
Old 05-26-2013, 11:30 PM   #5
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Thank you.
 
Old 05-27-2013, 02:04 PM   #6
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It looks like you might missed something in getmailrc file.

Code:
mkdir -m 700 ~/.getmail
or
Code:
mkdir -m 700 /home/yourusename/.getmail
then
Code:
touch /home/yourusername/.getmail/getmailrc
Code:
chmod 600 /home/yourusername/.getmail/getmailrc
Put this in your getmailrc file
Code:
[options]
read_all = false

[retriever]
type = SimpleIMAPSSLRetriever
server = imap.gmail.com
username = yourusename@mail.com
password = yourpassword

[destination]
type = MDA_external
path = /usr/bin/procmail
unixfrom = true
Now, if you use Maildir as a destination type
Code:
[destination]
type = Maildir
path = /home/yourusername/mailfolder/
you have to create 3 extra folders /cur /new /tmp in your mailfolder

As for mutt, it's part of Slackware now, so if youre using mda_external, you dont need to change anything, but if you use maildir type, you have specify your mailfolder in /etc/mutt/Muttrc

For more info and other options visit this site

Last edited by Nikosis; 05-27-2013 at 02:50 PM. Reason: Link added
 
  


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