Fetchmail retrieval configuration on the clients side

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by perfectpol7, May 13, 2009.

  1. perfectpol7

    perfectpol7 New Member

    On my fedora 10 server I have configured Fetchmail Retrieval using webmin and it seems to be working fine. Here if the output of the check servers from the webmin of the Fetchmail:

    Checking Servers

    Checking for mail on server(s) with command fetchmail -v -f '/etc/fetchmailrc' -m '10.0.0.5' ..

    fetchmail: WARNING: Running as root is discouraged.
    fetchmail: 6.3.8 querying mail.perfectpol.com (protocol POP3) at Wed May 13 16:24:01 2009: poll started
    Trying to connect to 196.22x.6x.110/110...connected.
    fetchmail: POP3< +OK POP3 server ready <[email protected]>
    fetchmail: POP3> CAPA
    fetchmail: POP3< +OK Capability list follows
    fetchmail: POP3< TOP
    fetchmail: POP3< USER
    fetchmail: POP3< UIDL
    fetchmail: POP3< IMPLEMENTATION Smartertools_SmarterMail_1.5
    fetchmail: POP3< .
    fetchmail: pop.perfectpol.com: opportunistic upgrade to TLS failed, trying to continue.
    fetchmail: POP3> USER [email protected]
    fetchmail: POP3< +OK User:'[email protected]' ok
    fetchmail: POP3> PASS *
    fetchmail: POP3< +OK Password ok
    fetchmail: POP3> STAT
    fetchmail: POP3< +OK 1 554
    fetchmail: POP3> LAST
    fetchmail: POP3< +OK 0
    2 message for [email protected] at mail.perfectpol.com (554 octets).
    fetchmail: POP3> LIST 1
    fetchmail: POP3< +OK 1 554
    fetchmail: POP3> TOP 1 99999999
    fetchmail: POP3< +OK
    reading message [email protected]@mail.perfectpol.com:1 of 1 (554 octets)
    sh: 10.0.0.5: command not found
    #*fetchmail: Error writing to MDA: Broken pipe
    not flushed
    fetchmail: POP3> QUIT
    fetchmail: POP3< +OK POP3 server signing off
    fetchmail: 6.3.8 querying mail.perfectpol.com (protocol POP3) at Wed May 13 16:24:09 2009: poll completed
    fetchmail: 6.3.8 querying mail.perfectpol.com (protocol POP3) at Wed May 13 16:24:09 2009: poll started
    Trying to connect to 196.22x.6x.110/110...connected.
    fetchmail: POP3< +OK POP3 server ready <[email protected]>
    fetchmail: POP3> CAPA
    fetchmail: POP3< +OK Capability list follows
    fetchmail: POP3< TOP
    fetchmail: POP3< USER
    fetchmail: POP3< UIDL
    fetchmail: POP3< IMPLEMENTATION Smartertools_SmarterMail_1.5
    fetchmail: POP3< .
    fetchmail: pop.perfectpol.com: opportunistic upgrade to TLS failed, trying to continue.
    fetchmail: POP3> USER [email protected]
    fetchmail: POP3< +OK User:'[email protected]' ok
    fetchmail: POP3> PASS *
    fetchmail: POP3< +OK Password ok
    fetchmail: POP3> STAT
    fetchmail: POP3< +OK 0 0
    fetchmail: No mail for [email protected] at mail.perfectpol.com
    fetchmail: POP3> QUIT
    fetchmail: POP3< +OK POP3 server signing off
    fetchmail: 6.3.8 querying mail.perfectpol.com (protocol POP3) at Wed May 13 16:24:16 2009: poll completed
    fetchmail: normal termination, status 0

    .. checking complete

    Now my problem is how do I configure the fetchmail to deliver mail to clients desktops. I have two email users one with Windows XP mail client Microsoft outlook express and the other one with fedora 10 evaluotion. What are the necessary configuration should be done on the clients pc to receive or get the mails that has been download by fetchmail server.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2009
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    The clients have to log in to the POP3 account where fetchmails puts the mails in.
     
  3. perfectpol7

    perfectpol7 New Member

    I have install dovecot for pop3 and configured it, now when I try to test dovecot pop3
    #telnet localhost pop3
    Trying 127.0.0.1...
    telnet: connect to address 127.0.0.1: Connection refused

    here is my dovecot.conf
    #protocols = imap imaps pop3 pop3s
    protocols = pop3 pop3s imap imaps
    #pop3_uidl_format = %08Xu%08Xv
    #imap_client_workarounds = delay-newmail outlook-idle netscape-eoh
    #pop3_client_workarounds = outlook-no-nuls oe-ns-eoh
    #mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir

    why is pop3 refused to connect are my setting not right, no firewall or selinux set.
     
  4. perfectpol7

    perfectpol7 New Member

    I have install dovecot for pop3 and configured it, now when I try to test dovecot pop3
    #telnet localhost pop3
    Trying 127.0.0.1...
    telnet: connect to address 127.0.0.1: Connection refused

    here is my dovecot.conf
    #protocols = imap imaps pop3 pop3s
    protocols = pop3 pop3s imap imaps
    #pop3_uidl_format = %08Xu%08Xv
    #imap_client_workarounds = delay-newmail outlook-idle netscape-eoh
    #pop3_client_workarounds = outlook-no-nuls oe-ns-eoh
    #mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir

    why is pop3 refused to connect are my setting not right, no firewall or selinux set.
     
  5. perfectpol7

    perfectpol7 New Member

    I have edit on the dovecot.conf
    #listen = *, [::]
    listen = *, [::]

    and when I try to telnet the pop3 here is the output of it:
    [root@perfectpol ~]# telnet localhost pop3
    Trying 127.0.0.1...
    Connected to localhost.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    +OK Dovecot ready.
    Connection closed by foreign host.

    then the connection just die not sure what is killing it I have no firewalland selinux set(disabled)
     
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Any errors in the mail log?
    What's the output of
    Code:
    netstat -tap
    ?
     
  7. perfectpol7

    perfectpol7 New Member

    Message from the /var/log/maillog

    May 18 04:52:03 perfectpol sendmail[23287]: n4I2psdF023287: to=root, ctladdr=root (0/0), delay=00:00:09, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=30463, relay=[127.0.0.1] [127.0.0.1], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Connection refused by [127.0.0.1]

    Output for netstat -tap:-
    [root@perfectpol ~]# netstat -tap
    Active Internet connections (servers and established)
    Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State PID/Program name
    tcp 0 0 *:dnp *:* LISTEN 2633/perl
    tcp 0 0 *:nfs *:* LISTEN -
    tcp 0 0 *:rquotad *:* LISTEN 2337/rpc.rquotad
    tcp 0 0 *:pop3 *:* LISTEN 7116/dovecot
    tcp 0 0 *:sunrpc *:* LISTEN 1953/rpcbind
    tcp 0 0 *:ndmp *:* LISTEN 2642/perl
    tcp 0 0 *:personal-agent *:* LISTEN 2498/dc_server
    tcp 0 0 *:39795 *:* LISTEN 2353/rpc.mountd
    tcp 0 0 *:domain *:* LISTEN 2601/dnsmasq
    tcp 0 0 *:44373 *:* LISTEN -
    tcp 0 0 localhost.localdomain:ipp *:* LISTEN 2574/cupsd
    tcp 0 0 10.0.0.5:squid *:* LISTEN 2522/(squid)
    tcp 0 0 *:40538 *:* LISTEN 1966/rpc.statd
    tcp 0 0 localhost.localdomain:50674 localhost.lo:personal-agent ESTABLISHED 2471/dc_client
    tcp 0 0 192.168.0.10:48241 208.81.191.111:http ESTABLISHED 23621/firefox
    tcp 0 0 *:cvspserver *:* LISTEN 2291/xinetd
    tcp 0 0 *:swat *:* LISTEN 2291/xinetd
    tcp 0 0 *:pop3 *:* LISTEN 7116/dovecot
    tcp 0 0 *:sunrpc *:* LISTEN 1953/rpcbind
    tcp 0 0 *:http *:* LISTEN 2463/httpd
    tcp 0 0 *:domain *:* LISTEN 2601/dnsmasq
    tcp 0 0 *:ftp *:* LISTEN 2291/xinetd
    tcp 0 0 localhost6.localdomain6:ipp *:*
     
  8. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I wonder why the netstat output shows Dovecot two times...
    Are there any other errors in the logs? What's the output of
    Code:
    getenforce
    ?
     
  9. perfectpol7

    perfectpol7 New Member

    the output of the code getenforce
    [root@perfectpol ~]# getenforce
    Disabled


    the output for the /var/log/maillog
    May 18 04:52:03 perfectpol sendmail[23287]: n4I2psdF023287: to=root, ctladdr=root (0/0), delay=00:00:09, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=30463, relay=[127.0.0.1] [127.0.0.1], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Connection refused by [127.0.0.1]
    May 18 10:49:53 perfectpol dovecot: This is Dovecot's info log
    May 18 10:49:53 perfectpol dovecot: This is Dovecot's warning log
    May 18 10:49:53 perfectpol dovecot: This is Dovecot's error log
    May 18 10:49:53 perfectpol dovecot: Fatal: This is Dovecot's fatal log
    May 18 11:19:06 perfectpol dovecot: pop3-login: Disconnected: Inactivity (no auth attempts): rip=127.0.0.1, lip=127.0.0.1, secured
    May 18 11:27:15 perfectpol dovecot: pop3-login: Aborted login (auth failed, 3 attempts): user=<[email protected]>, method=PLAIN, rip=127.0.0.1, lip=127.0.0.1, secured
    May 18 11:35:34 perfectpol dovecot: pop3-login: Aborted login (no auth attempts): rip=127.0.0.1, lip=127.0.0.1, secured
    May 18 12:29:58 perfectpol dovecot: pop3-login: Aborted login (no auth attempts): rip=127.0.0.1, lip=127.0.0.1, secured
    May 18 15:33:52 perfectpol dovecot: pop3-login: Aborted login (no auth attempts): rip=127.0.0.1, lip=127.0.0.1, secured
    May 18 15:36:46 perfectpol dovecot: pop3-login: Aborted login (no auth attempts): rip=127.0.0.1, lip=127.0.0.1, secured
    May 18 15:42:12 perfectpol dovecot: pop3-login: Aborted login (no auth attempts): rip=127.0.0.1, lip=127.0.0.1, secured
    May 18 15:44:58 perfectpol dovecot: pop3-login: Aborted login (no auth attempts): rip=127.0.0.1, lip=127.0.0.1, secured
    May 18 15:47:10 perfectpol dovecot: pop3-login: Aborted login (no auth attempts): rip=127.0.0.1, lip=127.0.0.1, secured
    May 18 16:06:11 perfectpol dovecot: pop3-login: Aborted login (no auth attempts): rip=127.0.0.1, lip=127.0.0.1, secured
    May 19 04:51:56 perfectpol sendmail[30582]: n4J2ptNB030582: from=root, size=4533, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<[email protected]>, relay=root@localhost
    May 19 04:51:56 perfectpol sendmail[30582]: n4J2ptNB030582: to=root, ctladdr=root (0/0), delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=34533, relay=[127.0.0.1] [127.0.0.1], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Connection refused by [127.0.0.1]
    May 19 04:55:36 perfectpol sendmail[30832]: n4J2pum7030832: from=root, size=463, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<[email protected]>, relay=root@localhost
    May 19 04:55:36 perfectpol sendmail[30832]: n4J2pum7030832: to=root, ctladdr=root (0/0), delay=00:03:40, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay,
     

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