[Techtalk] Mutt 1.4.1i
mary-linuxchix at puzzling.org
Thu Apr 17 22:21:14 EST 2003
On Thu, Apr 17, 2003, anti tanvir wrote:
> I have two problems with mutt. While sending mail Mutt says message
> sent successfully but the msg does not go to the intended
> recepient...and the /var/log/maillog says:
> Apr 17 22:05:13 localhost sendmail: h3I45ALK100519:
> to=anti_tanvir at yahoo.co.uk, ctladdr=anti_tanvir at yahoo.co.uk (501/501),
> delay=00:00:03, xdelay=00:00:01, mailer=relay, pri=30272,
> relay=localhost.localdomain. [127.0.0.1], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred:
> Connection refused by localhost.localdomain.
Which MTA do you have installed and how did you configure it? It sounds
like your MTA is trying to do something like this:
- Look at mail
- Realise this mail is not for this host
- Relay it to other SMTP server
- However: relay server is set to localhost
- Try to send mail to self via port 25 for relaying.
- This mail server has never opened port 25, so this fails.
You need to tell it an upstream host to use as a relay (your ISP's mail
server, normally) instead of using localhost. The way you do this
depends on your MTA.
> The second problem is that fetchmail does not d.load mails that have
> already been read in the web...
You may need to pass the following flags to it: -K (do not keep
messages) and -a (fetch read messages).
If you're using a ~/.fetchmailrc, the equivalent options are "fetchall"
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