[rt-devel] Fetchmail processing order

m4rco- marcoxiii at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 03:31:45 EDT 2012

Hi Thomas, thanks for the answer.

Well, I thought that it wasn't a problem of RT - honestly i wasn't
sure that this was the correct ML where to write in.

I've fetchmail configured as daemon, with 2 minutes of pool intervals.
So there is any entry in the crontab..should I use it instead of the
daemon mode?

thank you


2012/7/24 Thomas Sibley <trs at bestpractical.com>:
> On 07/23/2012 03:12 AM, m4rco- wrote:
>> I'm experiencing a strange issue while processing incoming email
>> through RT-mailgate, and couldn't find a solution yet.
>> When fetchmail retrieves the emails from the IMAP server, RT processes
>> them not in the correct order (from the oldest, to the newest).
>> This behavior provokes RT to reject status update emails because they
>> are processed before the ticket-creation ones.
>> Do you have any clues about how I can manage this?
>> Have been thinking about managing it by coding an RT mail-plugin, but
>> i'm quite sure there is a simpler solution at the system/daemon level.
> This isn't a problem caused by RT so much as it is a problem caused by
> concurrent delivery.  That's the realm of fetchmail and your MDA
> (whatever is delivering SysAdm to RT).  An RT mail plugin is a) not a
> good option and b) can't fix your problem in any practical way.
> How often do you run fetchmail from cron?
> Maybe you'll have better luck having fetchmail talk to rt-mailgate
> directly using the "mda" option rather than "is SysAdm here".
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