Bug 14989 - SMTP connect to localhost failed
Summary: SMTP connect to localhost failed
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: fetchmail   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-08-01 16:15 UTC by dpawluk
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-01 18:58:54 UTC
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Description dpawluk 2000-08-01 16:15:45 UTC
fetchmail: POP3> LIST
fetchmail: POP3< +OK 4 messages
fetchmail: POP3< 1 3463
fetchmail: POP3< 2 2589
fetchmail: POP3< 3 17792
fetchmail: POP3< 4 2427
fetchmail: POP3< .
fetchmail: POP3> TOP 1 99999999
fetchmail: POP3< +OK 3463 octets
reading message 1 of 4 (3463 octets)
fetchmail: SMTP connect to localhost failed
fetchmail: POP3> QUIT
fetchmail: POP3< 
fetchmail: SMTP transaction error while fetching from mail
fetchmail: Query status=10 (SMTP)
fetchmail: normal termination, status 10

it looks like sendmail is rejecting the emails.
localhost is allowed in /etc/mail/access

this is my .fetchmailrc

# Configuration created Thu Jul 27 22:23:20 2000 by fetchmailconf
set postmaster "postmaster"
set bouncemail
set properties ""
set daemon 60
poll mail with proto POP3
    user dpawluk there with password ******** is root here warnings 3600
    antispam 571 550 501 554
    user dwp there with password ******** is root here warnings 3600
    antispam 571 550 501 554

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2000-08-01 18:58:52 UTC
sendmail in pinstripe is configured to run in queue-only mode as opposed to
daemon mode.  To change back to the previous behavior, you need to edit

Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-08-01 19:28:06 UTC
Sendmail listening is now disabled by default as a security measure.  Invoke
fetchmail with the "--mda=/usr/bin/procmail" command-line option or add "mda
/usr/bin/procmail" to the appropriate "poll" section of your .fetchmailrc file,
and things should work properly again.

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