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"bug"fix for the proposed method
Authored by: geoffsaulnier on May 31, '02 11:18:22PM
Ouch - Demon's mailserver puts a load of crud into the Received lines of the mail messages, and fetchmail cannot decipher these sometimes. For example, I forward all my mail to my demon mail address from geoffsaulnier@mac.com so this mail gets the recipient part translated to geoff@node.demon.co.uk which is shown in the recipient line. Fetchmail, though, rejects these lines because the cruddy names used my Demon's mailserver are not aliases of the mailserver pop3.demon.co.uk The fix is to change the /etc/mail/fetchmailrc file as follows:
set daemon 120
poll pop3.demon.co.uk proto pop3
   aka demon.net
   aka mailstore
   localdomains node.demon.co.uk mailstore
   user "node" pass "nodepassword"
   to * here
   fetchall
The aka lines tell fetchmail that the cruddy "by" parts of the Received lines are actually just other names for Demon's mailserver(s). This now works properly! Cheers, Geoff.

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