[rt-users] Help Setting Up Fetchmail

Mace, Nathan nathanmace at ucwv.edu
Tue Oct 24 23:44:32 EDT 2006

I'm running RT on a Windows box.  I downloaded the installer and followed the instructions from http://wiki.bestpractical.com/index.cgi?WindowsOSInstallGuide.  I am running 3.0.12.


Everything is going well, except when Fetchmail runs to get mail from the mail server I get the following error:


C:\Program Files\OurInternet\Common\fetchmail\bin>type ..\rt-mailgate.conf   | fetchmail.exe -N -d 300 -f -

fetchmail: removing stale lockfile

fetchmail: starting fetchmail 6.2.5 daemon

3 messages for rt at mail.server (12704 octets).

reading message rt at mydomain:1 of 3 (4232 octets) .fetchmail: SIGPIPE thrown

 from an MDA or a stream socket error

fetchmail: socket error while delivering to SMTP host mail.server

fetchmail: Query status=2 (SOCKET)

fetchmail: sleeping at Tue Oct 24 17:18:12 2006

I've changed the name of the mail server and domain for privacy purposes.  I've found many posts on the 'Net about this error message, but I haven't found anything that has helped me.  I did a basic install of CYGWIN, that didn't help.  I downloaded the newest CYGWIN1.dll and replaced the one in my C:\Program Files\OurInternet\Common\fetchmail\bin.  That didn't help.  I've since restored that file to the original version.

I've also tried to access the mail server via POP3 and IMAP, I get the same error each time.  I think it is because of a problem with the MTA that fetchmail is trying to hand the mail off too.  The trouble is I don't know what to do to fix it.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.


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