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Old 05-21-2010, 07:31 PM   #1
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fetchmail problem

I've used fetchmail for quite a while now and never had a problem, until (without having changed anything) today it suddenly quit working, giving me the error message:

fetchmail: connection to localhost:smtp [] failed: Connection refused.
fetchmail: SMTP connect to localhost failed
fetchmail: SMTP transaction error while fetching from and delivering to SMTP host localhost
fetchmail: Query status=10 (SMTP)
I googled the error message, but didn't find anything that look promising. I use ubuntu 10.4.

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Old 05-22-2010, 01:35 AM   #2
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Based on what you posted, your MTA is down. Restart it (sendmail, exim4, postfix, etc) and check your logs for errors. If you can telnet to port 25, you should be good to go, unless something else went wrong also.
Old 05-22-2010, 02:12 PM   #3
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You're right. Restarting it fixed it. Thanks!


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