----- Original Message -----
From: "Michelle Konzack" <linux4michelle(_at_)freenet(_dot_)de>
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 10:40 PM
Subject: [fetchmail]Re: Re: WHERE ALL EMAILS GONE?
Am 2004-07-20 17:24:45, schrieb rzmohd:
I don't understand your explanation for no. 2 below :-(
2) Because the non-existant $USER, the message is bounced
with an Error and has been deleted on the Server
If fetchmail can not deliver messages because there is no diskspace,
or the $USER does not exist, fetchmail writes to the defailt mailbox
for example "postmaster". if "postmaser" or an alias does not exist,
fetchmail tries to write to "/var/mail/root" if it is run from root.
Normaly an Error log entry and leafe the message on the server as
Now you have run fetchmail as $USER, where it can not write to
"postmaster" and "root".
So I am thinking, fetchmail has deletetd the messages, because you
have used the "flush" option.
Actually, I run fetchmail as 'root'. It did not write to /var/mail/root
(as a last resort if failed to match local user). When I pine, I can only
see root's existing emails. :-(
As I just post same question to Rob, "Do you agree that the emails just
gone" like that (...and fetchmail has
deleted the messages, because I have used the "flush" option)??
Please help. rzmohd.
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