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Old 03-16-2004, 11:30 AM   #1
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Configuring Fetchmail & Exim for pop3 email

Hi all.

I've managed to get my pop3 email working using Fetchmail and Exim3, with one or two workarounds. Firstly, I've given up trying to configure things so that when I send a test email to myself it doesn't simply get routed directly to my spool file by Exim, instead of being delivered to my pop3 mailhost, collected from there by Fetchmail, passed to Exim and then finally to my spoolfile.

Is there a way of configuring Exim to do that, i.e., for a domain to be reccognised as local only if it is being passed a message by Fetchmail?

Secondly, although I've set myself as postmaster in my /etc/fetchmailrc and `set bouncemail no', so that I should receive emails fetchmail doesn't know what to do with, such emails are being enveloped to `fetchmail@localhost'. This is correct in as much as postmaster defaults to the calling user, (and I have Fetchmail running in daemon mode), but I would have expected `set postmaster <me>' to override that!

Anyone know why this is?

Thirdly, am I right in concluding Fetchmail makes no use of /etc/aliases?

Would setting Fetchmail to `no envelope' mean Exim does more of the 'what goes where' work and configure my /etc/aliases file accordingly?

Finally, I seem to be able to set my /etc/mailname to anything I like with it making no discernable difference.

Which processes use the /etc/mailname definition?



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