I've installed webmin and configured it's pop3 method, there's an option when you are done to 'check servers' or start the download from the remote pop3 server. The output from this is:
which is just the same as it was before!!!
Checking for mail on server(s) with command fetchmail -v -f '/opt/zimbra/.fetchmailrc' ..
/opt/zimbra/.fetchmail.pid: Permission denied
fetchmail: lock creation failed.
.. checking failed!
I told it to use the zimbra user as this server is setup at home just for this purpose and no other users are configured. I'm also setting up one at work, but we are using smtp delivery for that and it works ok, so I'm pretty convinced the servers themselves are set right as I'm on the same learning curve on them both, the only difference is the ability to recieve mail from a remote pop3 server.
I cant be the only one to have this exact problem can I?