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Old 10-27-2006, 10:16 AM   #1
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Fechmail check not retuning number of emails


Hello all,

I am trying to verify my fetchmailrc file is working properly but I seem to not be able to get an error or anything when I run the fetchmail with the check option to see if it can log into the mail server.

I am runing this on FC4 and my fetchmailrc file is as follows:

[lmcilwain@FC4FW ~]$ more .fetchmailrc
defaults proto pop3 user *****@gmail.com mda "/usr/bin/procmail -d lmcilwain"
poll pop.gmail.com port 995 pass ****** ssl is lmcilwain here
set daemon 120
set syslog
set postmaster ""
set no bouncemail
set no spambounce
set properties ""
set logfile "fetchmail.log"

As you can see, I have set the log file option but one is not generated.

Here is what happens when I run fetchmail --check
[lmcilwain@FC4FW ~]$ fetchmail --check
[lmcilwain@FC4FW ~]$

Can anyone give me some ideas of how to find out what is wrong?
 
Old 10-30-2006, 05:52 AM   #2
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Nothing is wrong really. You defined "set syslog", so that's where it goes. Executing "grep mail /etc/syslog.conf" should show where Syslog will dump it to (/var/log/maillog probably).
 
Old 10-30-2006, 07:53 PM   #3
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well I referring more to the logfile entry at the bottom of that that should have created another file with some entried in it... I guess if it isn't actually bringing anything down maybe it just doesn't right anything?

Is that accurate?
 
Old 10-30-2006, 08:00 PM   #4
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OK, I did check the mail log so it appears to be working since it can log in and tell me how many messages I have on the mailserver. Odd that I thought that it would have also been in the log that I asked for at the bottom of my file.
 
  


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