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Old 09-22-2008, 11:11 PM   #1
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Unhappy Problems with fetchmail using multi-drop

I have a mail gateway box with qmail and fetchmail
I configure fetchmailrc to get mail from ISP-Mail Server (i'm using multi-drop)

My fetchmailrc config:
set no bouncemail
set logfile "/var/log/fetchmail"
set postmaster
proto pop3
envelope Received
no dns
user "myusername"
pass "mypassword"
to * here

I received email correctly but there are 2 option that i can not received email correctly
The first: when my user is in group mail list (example: yahoogroup) so my user can not received email
The second: when my user is using forward mail from other email service (Ex: forward to so my user can not received email
All email was sent to

Please help me.
Thank you
Vinh Huynh
Old 09-23-2008, 05:36 PM   #2
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You may be stuck. From man fetchmail

With multidrop-mode, fetchmail is not able to assume that there is only a single recipient, but
rather that the mail server account actually contains mail intended for any number of different
recipients. Therefore, fetchmail must attempt to deduce the proper "envelope recipient" from the
mail headers of each message. In this mode of operation, fetchmail almost resembles an MTA, however
it is important to note that neither the POP nor IMAP protocols were intended for use in this fash-
ion, and hence envelope information is often not directly available. Instead, fetchmail must resort
to a process of informed guess-work in an attempt to discover the true envelope recipient of a mes-
sage, unless the ISP stores the envelope information in some header (not all do). Even if this
information is present in the headers, the process can be error-prone and is dependent upon the spe-
cific mail server used for mail retrieval. Multidrop-mode is used when more than one local user is
specified for a particular server account in the configuration file. Note that the forgoing discus-
sion of singledrop- and multidrop-modes does not apply to the ESMTP ETRN or ODMR retrieval methods,
since they are based upon the SMTP protocol which specifically provides the envelope recipient to
Perhaps you could use maildrop, procmail or similar for the default recipient to interpret those messages.
Old 09-25-2008, 02:26 AM   #3
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but you can show me detail how i can do?


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