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i just installed linux (2.0.30, slacware 3.4) into a pc connected to a network connected to internet. I can send e-mails from this pc but i cannot receive any e-mails.
What do i have to do to solve this situation?
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by:beyondrob
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Do you mean mail sent to you@yourserver.com or you want to download mail from another account.

for (1) see if sendmail is running (ps ax)
for (2) read up on fetchmail


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somberlain earned 50 total points
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what you need to do is to run fetchmail to retrieve your mail. you can run it like this ok, and this will do it.

create a file called ~/.fetchmailrc

chmod it to 600

then put this in it:

defaults
user <mailuser> is <localuser> password <password>
server <mailserver>
protocol pop3

mailuser is your email username
localuser is the login name for your linux box
password is your password for the mail server
mailserver is the server that recieves ur email


if you need more help check out this:
http://earthspace.net/~esr/fetchmail/fetchmail-FAQ.html
or
http://web2.airmail.net/vizzie/linux/fetchmailrc.txt

once u put that in ur ~/.fetchmailrc do this:
fetchmail -v
that runs it verbose so u can make sure it works, if it does u can run fetchmail like this

fetchmail -d X
where X is the number of seconds in between when it checks your mail server for new mail, 800 or 1000 are good numbers to use for that.

later
  somberlain

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