Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 37455
Mail purge even when delivery fails
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:49 EDT
fetchmail failed to deliver emails to my localhost mail box, and still it
went back and told the IMAP mail server to purge the email. I lost a days
worth of emails this way until I figurred out what was going on.
The reason for the failure was that sendmail obviously runs under a tcp
wrapper. My hosts.deny says ALL: ALL (yes, I AM paranoid). I had to put a
"sendmail: 127.0.0.1" in my /etc/hosts.allow. In a way it was good when
inetd.conf listed the services that was tcp wrapped. Where can I find a
list of commands that are tcp wrapped?
I'm sorry about the late response.
This is a result of your configuration: sendmail is rejecting the messages
with a "permanent" error, so fetchmail decides not to keep the messages
in the mailbox.
Please see bug 36640 comment 5 for the detailed explanation
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 36640 ***