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    Linsys is offline Intermediate Member
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    Default Using Zimbra with Fetchmail - Problems!

    My question is: Does Zimbra install its own fetchmail program?. The reason why I ask is because the fetchmail installed on FC4 does not seem to do anything when run, and when I try to uninstall it (with the intention of re-installing) using yum it indicates some dependencies with Zimbra.

    What buffles me most is that there are no errors shown and there is nothing in the log files even though fetchmail is started with the verbose switch on.

    Any help?

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    Luke

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    Default fetchmail is a prereq for zimbra

    We require fetchmail in order to install ZCS, but we don't install it ourselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcmac
    We require fetchmail in order to install ZCS, but we don't install it ourselves.
    Why's that? What does Zimbra use fetchmail for?

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    Default Spam Assassin training

    Quote Originally Posted by goo0h
    Why's that? What does Zimbra use fetchmail for?
    The zmtrainsa script uses it.

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    Is that perhaps why I cannot use fetchmail outside Zimbra? I really need to get it going so that I have a self-contained mail server. Right now, I am using fetchmail on another machine with .forward file in user's home directories pointing to the Zimbra server.

    Any body using fetchmail with Zimbra?

    Regards

    Luke

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    I'm trying to do the same thing. I need to pull multiple outside accounts on multiple ISPs into the Zimbra server and fetchmail actually connects and transfers the mail. The MTA then rejects the mail (for some reason) and fetchmail flushes the mail from the ISPs (as in erased)...

    I'm very interested in how to set this up. Please let me know if you fix this. I will do the same if I get anywhere.

    ljfrench

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    Hi

    Have you turned off the option to do DNS lookups in Zimbra? That should solve your problem. You could also set fetchmail to leave the post on your ISP servers while you do the testing and it'll only get unread messages, that way you wont lose any mail.

    I'm currently using fetchmail to fetch from a couple of ISP POP3 mailboxes and drop it into Zimbra without problems.

    Regards

    Bill

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    How have you set up fetchmail to do this? Can you provide a sample config?

    Thanks!

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    I'm fethmailing from several ISP with .fetchmailrc file in the root directory as follows

    poll pop.gmail.com proto POP3 port 995 and options uidl
    user user@gmail.com pass password ssl is you@domain.com here

    poll imap.someone.net protocol IMAP user <user> pass <pass> is you@domain.com here

    You might want to make sure that you run this from a safe account and that the .fetchmailrc is protected since it has your usernames/passwords in it. Mine is a closed system so have not set-up anything special.

    the you@domain.com is a domain I have configured on my zimbra which is an existing email account not actually in this domain. I'm fetching multiple accounts from gmail to different mailboxes on the Zimbra without problems.

    Once .fetchmailrc is configured, I use simply fetchmail -k to get the messages and as this is a test set-up I'm leaving the mails in the orginal server (the -k option). I've set-up crontab to do fetchmail every 5 minutes (crons.cron file in the root directory with 5 * * * * fetchmail -k on it and start with crontab crons.cron

    I also use gotmail to get accounts from hotmail using the -s and -f flags as advised by Zimbra and works fine as well.
    Last edited by Finn; 10-04-2005 at 06:44 AM.

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    Thanks for the info! I had turned off DNS lookups long ago but I haven't tried the "ssl" option in the user line.

    I'll let you know how it works out. I really appreciate the help!

    ljfrench

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