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Old 02-11-2004, 01:46 PM   #1
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Location: Brussels, Belgium
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fetchmail stuck during retrieval of mails ...


I am trying to configure my fetchmail in order to retrieve my mail for the external mail server to my local mailbox.

[vincent@sun vincent]$ fetchmail -c
fetchmail: suppression de l'ancien fichier verrou
1 message pour dans (953 octets).
1 message (1 seen) for yyyyyyy dans (16394 octets).
[vincent@sun vincent]$

This is correct. This also means that the .fetchmailrc file is correct too.

But when I try to retrieve the messages in my local mailbox at /var/mail/vincent I got nothing. It seems fetchmail is stuck when trying to retrieving mail from the external POP server.

Any idea on where I should look at to solve this.

Thanks in advance,

Old 02-11-2004, 02:58 PM   #2
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The problem came simply from an alias definition.
Hope this will help other people.


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