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Re: [alpine-devel] Bug in fetchmail-6.3.8-r2

From: aalatchm <>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 15:32:29 -0400


aalatchm wrote:
> When using fetchmail-6.3.8-r2 (the newest available) on
> alpine- 081209, fetchmail does not properly handle the
> 'fetchall' keyword in a fetchmailrc file. It seems to leave "viewed"
> messages on the remote server. However, using the /-a/ command-line
> option (which, according to the man page, is equivalent to 'fetchall')
> fetchmail gets the "viewed" messages as expected. The following are
> excerpts of the fetchmail command output:

Actually, It turns out that this was not a bug in fetchmail.
Investigation of the errors and the link
<> showed that
the problem was a path-MTU issue which caused the fetchmail to hang.
Problem has now been solved.


Received on Fri Apr 10 2009 - 15:32:29 UTC