fetchmail

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by tazzisp, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. tazzisp

    tazzisp New Member

    Hi All
    I hope someone can help.
    What I want to to is download my emails from 2 emails accounts I have from 2 diffirent ISP's and from my hotmail account into a mailbox on my ISPconfig server that I have installed.

    Many thanks

    Tazz
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Try something like this in /etc/fetchmailrc:

    Code:
    # This file must be chmod 0600, owner fetchmail
    
    # Daemon configuration
    # These two are set in /etc/default/fetchmail
    #set daemon        300                # Pool every 5 minutes
    #set syslog                        # log through syslog facility
    set postmaster  root
    
    set no bouncemail                # avoid loss on 4xx errors
                                    # on the other hand, 5xx errors get
                                    # more dangerous...
    
    ##########################################################################
    # Hosts to pool
    ##########################################################################
    
    # Defaults ===============================================================
    # Set antispam to -1, since it is far safer to use that together with
    # no bouncemail
    defaults:
    timeout 300
    antispam -1
    batchlimit 100
    
    poll <REMOTE_SERVER> protocol POP3 user "<REMOTE_USER>" there with password "<REMOTE_PASSWORT>" is <USERNAME> here
    
    Replace the strings in <> appropriately and add one poll line for every mailbox you want to fetch from remote servers.
     
  3. fobicodam

    fobicodam ISPConfig Developer

    Add this to the wish list, its really usefull.
     
  4. wr19026

    wr19026 New Member

    Excuse my ignorance but I looked into this on Dapper (Ubuntu 6.06) and could not find the /etc/fetchmailrc file. There is however a /etc/default/fetchmail file with the content:

    # This file will be used to declare some vars for fetchmail

    # Declare here if we want to start fetchmail. 'yes' or 'no'
    START_DAEMON=no

    Do I manually have to create the /etc/fetchmailrc file? Also, I noticed that the user "fetchmail" does not exist on my machine; is it an absolute requirement that this user owns the file or can I have user root own it (and chmod the file to 0600 as suggested).
     
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    What's the output of
    Code:
    updatedb
    locate fetchmail
    ?
     
  6. fobicodam

    fobicodam ISPConfig Developer

    FYI: the fetchmail.rc is not on fedora distribution, i had to create a new file and run fetchmail -f filename..
     
  7. wr19026

    wr19026 New Member

    Apologies for the late response, but here's the output:

    /etc/init.d/fetchmail
    /etc/logcheck/ignore.d.server/fetchmail
    /etc/logcheck/ignore.d.workstation/fetchmail
    /etc/ppp/ip-down.d/fetchmail
    /etc/ppp/ip-up.d/fetchmail
    /etc/rc0.d/K15fetchmail
    /etc/rc1.d/K15fetchmail
    /etc/rc2.d/S99fetchmail
    /etc/rc3.d/S99fetchmail
    /etc/rc4.d/S99fetchmail
    /etc/rc5.d/S99fetchmail
    /etc/rc6.d/K15fetchmail
    /etc/resolvconf/update-libc.d/fetchmail
    /usr/bin/fetchmail
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/changelog.Debian.gz
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/contrib
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/contrib/domino
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/contrib/fetchmaildistrib
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/contrib/fetchmail-mode.el.gz
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/contrib/fetchmailnochda.pl.gz
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/contrib/fetchsetup
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/contrib/getmail
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/contrib/gotmail
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/contrib/gotmail.awk
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/contrib/gotmail.conf
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/contrib/gotmail.html.awk
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/contrib/login
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/contrib/logout
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/contrib/maildaemon
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/contrib/mailqueue.pl.gz
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/contrib/multidrop.gz
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/contrib/novell
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/contrib/poptest
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/contrib/preauth-harness
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/contrib/README.Debian
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/contrib/README.getmail
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/contrib/README.gz
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/contrib/runfetchmail.gz
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/contrib/toprocmail
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/contrib/zsh-completion
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/copyright
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/design-notes.html
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/examples
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/examples/fetchmailrc.example
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/fetchmail-FAQ.html
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/fetchmail-features.html
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/NEWS.Debian.gz
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/NOTES.gz
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/OLDNEWS.gz
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/README
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/README.Debian.gz
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/README.SSL.gz
    /usr/share/doc/fetchmail/todo.html
    /usr/share/man/man1/fetchmail.1.gz
    /usr/share/man/man1/fetchmailrc.1.gz
    /usr/share/vim/vim64/syntax/fetchmail.vim
    /var/cache/apt/archives/fetchmail_6.3.2-2ubuntu2_i386.deb
    /var/lib/dpkg/info/fetchmail.conffiles
    /var/lib/dpkg/info/fetchmail.list
    /var/lib/dpkg/info/fetchmail.md5sums
    /var/lib/dpkg/info/fetchmail.postinst
    /var/lib/dpkg/info/fetchmail.postrm
    /var/lib/dpkg/info/fetchmail.preinst
    /var/lib/dpkg/info/fetchmail.prerm
    /var/lib/fetchmail
     
  8. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    What's in /etc/init.d/fetchmail?
     
  9. wr19026

    wr19026 New Member

    #!/bin/sh
    #
    # Fetchmail init script
    # Latest change: Do Jun 23 16:59:08 CEST 2005
    #
    # A fetchmailrc file containg hosts and passwords for all local users should be
    # placed in /etc/fetchmailrc. Remember to make the /etc/fetchmailrc mode 600
    # to avoid disclosing the users' passwords.
    #
    # This script will NOT start or stop fetchmail if the /etc/fetchmailrc file
    # does not exist.
    #

    set -e

    if [ ! -e /etc/fetchmailrc ]; then
    exit 0
    fi

    test -f /etc/default/fetchmail || exit 0
    . /etc/default/fetchmail
    if [ ! "x$START_DAEMON" = "xyes" ]; then
    echo "Edit /etc/default/fetchmail to start fetchmail"
    exit 0
    fi

    # Defaults
    PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin
    DAEMON=/usr/bin/fetchmail
    USER=fetchmail

    CONFFILE=/etc/fetchmailrc
    OPTIONS="-f $CONFFILE"
    PIDFILE="`getent passwd $USER | awk -F: '{ print $6 }'`/.fetchmail.pid"
    UIDL=/var/lib/fetchmail/.fetchmail-UIDL-cache

    test -f $DAEMON || exit 0
    test -r $CONFFILE || exit 0

    . /lib/lsb/init-functions

    if [ "$1" = "start" ]; then
    if [ ! -r $CONFFILE ] ; then
    echo "$CONFFILE not found."
    echo "can not start fetchmail daemon... consider disabling the script"
    exit 0
    fi
    fi



    # sanity checks (saves on MY sanity :p )
    if ! id $USER >/dev/null 2>&1; then
    if [ "$USER" = "fetchmail" ]; then
    # The fetchmail user might have been removed when the fetchmail-common
    # package is purged. We have to re-add it here so the system-wide
    # daemon will run.

    adduser --system --ingroup nogroup --home /var/lib/fetchmail \
    --shell /bin/sh --disabled-password fetchmail >/dev/null 2>&1 || true
    # work around possible adduser bug, see #119366
    [ -d /var/lib/fetchmail ] || mkdir -p /var/lib/fetchmail
    chmod 700 /var/lib/fetchmail
    chown -h -R fetchmail:nogroup /var/lib/fetchmail
    else
    log_failure_msg "$USER user does not exist!"
    exit 1
    fi
    fi

    # add daemon option if user hasn't already specified it
    if ! grep -qs '^[[:space:]]*set[[:space:]]\+daemon[[:space:]]' "$CONFFILE"; then
    OPTIONS="$OPTIONS -d 300"
    fi

    # add syslog option unless user specified "set no syslog".
    if ! grep -qs '^[[:space:]]*set[[:space:]]\+no[[:space:]]\+syslog' "$CONFFILE"; then
    OPTIONS="$OPTIONS --syslog"
    fi

    # support for ephemeral /var/run
    #if [ "${PIDFILE%/*}" = "/var/run/fetchmail" ] && [ ! -d ${PIDFILE%/*} ]; then
    # mkdir /var/run/fetchmail
    # chown -h $USER:nogroup /var/run/fetchmail
    # chmod 700 /var/run/fetchmail
    #fi

    # sanity check
    #if [ ! -d ${PIDFILE%/*} ]; then
    # echo "$0: directory ${PIDFILE%/*} does not exist!"
    # exit 1
    #fi

    # If the user is going to use a UIDL cache, try to find a better place for the
    # UIDL cache than root's homedir. Also create $UIDL if it doesn't exist,
    # because the daemon won't have the permission.
    if ! grep -qs idfile "$CONFFILE" && [ -d /var/lib/fetchmail ]; then
    OPTIONS="$OPTIONS -i $UIDL"
    touch $UIDL
    chown -h $USER $UIDL
    chmod 0600 $UIDL
    fi

    # Makes sure certain files/directories have the proper owner
    if [ "`stat -c '%U %a' $CONFFILE 2>/dev/null`" != "$USER 600" ]; then
    chown -h $USER $CONFFILE
    chmod -f 0600 $CONFFILE
    fi

    case "$1" in
    start)
    if test -e $PIDFILE ; then
    pid=`cat $PIDFILE | sed -e 's/\s.*//'`
    if kill -0 $pid ; then
    echo "Fetchmail already running with pid $pid (or stale pidfile)."
    exit 0
    fi
    fi
    log_begin_msg "Starting mail retrieval agent..."
    start-stop-daemon -S -o -q -p $PIDFILE -x $DAEMON -u $USER -a /bin/su -- -c "$DAEMON $OPTIONS" $USER
    log_end_msg $?
    ;;
    stop)
    if ! test -e $PIDFILE ; then
    echo "Pidfile not found! Is fetchmail running?"
    exit 0
    fi
    log_begin_msg "Stopping mail retrieval agent..."
    start-stop-daemon -K -o -q -p $PIDFILE -x $DAEMON -u $USER
    log_end_msg $?
    ;;
    force-reload|restart)
    sh $0 stop
    sh $0 start
    ;;
    try-restart)
    if start-stop-daemon -S -t -q -p $PIDFILE -x $DAEMON -u $USER >/dev/null; then
    exit 0
    fi
    $0 restart
    ;;
    awaken)
    log_begin_msg "Awakening mail retrieval agent..."
    if [ -r $PIDFILE ]; then
    su -c $DAEMON $USER <&- >/dev/null 2>&1
    log_end_msg 0
    exit 0
    else
    log_end_msg 1
    exit 1
    fi
    ;;
    debug-run)
    log_success_msg "Initiating debug run of system-wide fetchmail service..." 1>&2
    log_success_msg "script will be run in debug mode, all output to forced to" 1>&2
    log_success_msg "stdout. This is not enough to debug failures that only" 1>&2
    log_success_msg "happen in daemon mode." 1>&2
    log_success_msg "You might want to direct output to a file, and tail -f it." 1>&2
    if [ "$2" = "strace" ]; then
    log_success_msg "(running debug mode under strace. See strace(1) for options)" 1>&2
    log_success_msg "WARNING: strace output may contain security-sensitive info, such as" 1>&2
    log_success_msg "passwords; please clobber them before sending the strace file to a" 1>&2
    log_success_msg "public bug tracking system, such as Debian's." 1>&2
    fi
    log_success_msg "Stopping the service..." 1>&2
    "$0" stop
    log_success_msg "exit status of service stop was: $?"
    log_success_msg "RUNUSER is $USER"
    log_success_msg "OPTIONS would be $OPTIONS"
    log_success_msg "Starting service in nodetach mode, hit ^C (SIGINT/intr) to finish run..." 1>&2
    if [ "$2" = "strace" ] ; then
    shift
    shift
    [ $# -ne 0 ] && log_success_msg "(strace options are: -tt $@)" 1>&2
    su -c "/usr/bin/strace -tt $@ $DAEMON $OPTIONS --nosyslog --nodetach -v -v" $USER <&- 2>&1 && true
    else
    su -c "$DAEMON $OPTIONS --nosyslog --nodetach -v -v" $USER <&- 2>&1 && true
    fi
    log_success_msg "End of service run. Exit status was: $?"
    exit 0
    ;;
    *)
    log_success_msg "Usage: /etc/init.d/fetchmail {start|stop|restart|force-reload|awaken|debug-run}"
    log_success_msg " start - starts system-wide fetchmail service"
    log_success_msg " stop - stops system-wide fetchmail service"
    log_success_msg " restart, force-reload - starts a new system-wide fetchmail service"
    log_success_msg " awaken - tell system-wide fetchmail to start a poll cycle immediately"
    log_success_msg " debug-run [strace [strace options...]] - start a debug run of the"
    log_success_msg " system-wide fetchmail service, optionally running it under strace"
    exit 1
    ;;
    esac

    exit 0

    # vim:ts=4:sw=4:
     
  10. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    You must create /etc/fetchmailrc if it doesn't exist, otherwise fetchmail won't start.
     
  11. wr19026

    wr19026 New Member

    Ok, and then use adduser to create the user fetchmail w/out a homedir/shell etc?
     
  12. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    I don't know if you need a user fetchmail. I'd try without first.
     
  13. wr19026

    wr19026 New Member

    So far, so good: it seems to work without creating the user :)

    Thanks!
     

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