I recently installed fetchpop-1.9-2.i386.rpm on my RedHat 5.2 system.
Installation was a breeze. I checked the $HOME/.fetchhost file that was
produced, and it contains the correct entry for my ISP's mail server.
Running fetchpop in the foreground, either with an "-r" option or no option
at all, results in the following:
fetchpop 1.9pl1 release, by Seung-Hong Oh.
using mailbox folder /var/spool/mail/root
[-Error-] Getting status of LAST read mail. Disconnecting from the pop
As well, checking $? indicates a return code of 6.
My fetchpop version is:
FETCHPOP Version and Compile-time Configuration Information:
fetchpop 1.9pl1 release, Jun 1996
Copyrigt (c) 1996 Seung-Hong Oh
Default deliver: Direct modifying mailbox
MDA (-m flag) support: Use /usr/lib/sendmail
Procmail(-p flag) support: Use /usr/bin/formail
Mail spool directory: /var/spool/mail
Log file: Show From and Subject lines.
Logging only when there is new mail.
Minimum sleep second: 300
I checked its "man" page; it mentions using the "-r" for pop servers which
do not recognize the "LAST" or "QUIT" command. Unfortunately, as mentioned
above, this does not work either.
I, additionally, ran fetchpop as a daemon; same error as above was returned
in the log file.
I know my ISP runs MS Windows NT, and, most likely, MS Exchange.
I am at at a loss as to what to do; the documentation I have offers no
solution. Has anyone experienced such problems ? Can anyone offer a
suggestion or solution ?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.