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Problem with popclient or Pine

Popclient puts mail in a file in my home directory. I then
use Pine to read it. For every one real message, there is
another dummy message. Popclient reports one; Pine reports
two. The dummy has no subject and no header. How can fix
this problem.
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e4monschCommented:
You could move the downloaded mail from popclient directly into
the /usr/spool/mail/account-name. I do it this way; works quite well. I have shellscript ready for this.

If you have any further question regarding this feel free to call up again.

Regards Ian

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hhasertCommented:
I had the same problem. I switched to 'fetchpop' and the problem disappeared. 'fetchpop' is also easy to run as a daemon process and encypts your userid/password in the '.fetchhost' file.

I seem to remember that I wrote directly into /var/spool/mail/account but I'm not sure (I switched to fetchpop and threw away the rest). What I do remember is that I tried another provider (free trial and I'm Dutch) where the problem with fetchpop didn't appear.
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hhasertCommented:
I had the same problem. I switched to 'fetchpop' and the problem disappeared. 'fetchpop' is also easy to run as a daemon process and encypts your userid/password in the '.fetchhost' file.

I seem to remember that I wrote directly into /var/spool/mail/account but I'm not sure (I switched to fetchpop and threw away the rest). What I do remember is that I tried another provider (free trial and I'm Dutch) where the problem with popclient didn't appear.
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e4monschCommented:
Shell I send you my shellscript for popclient?

Regards Ian

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