Solved

fetchmail problem

Posted on 2004-08-25
5
212 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
hi,
i need help on my linux server. everytime i edit my fetchmail. the sender always receive this message and i cannot retrieve the mails to my pc.

"I'm sorry to have to inform you that the message returned
below could not be delivered to one or more destinations.

For further assistance, please send mail to <postmaster>

If you do so, please include this problem report. You can
delete your own text from the message returned below.

The Postfix program

<wferrer@tycophil.com>: cannot access mailbox /var/mail/wferrer for
user
    wferrer. cannot open file: Permission denied"
0
Comment
Question by:bongets
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:owensleftfoot
ID: 11908071
What are the permissions for /var/mail/wferrer?
0
 

Author Comment

by:bongets
ID: 11908631
im new in using linux. i dont know how to specify permisions. all i did was add the user wferrer and assign a password. then i use the mcedit .fetchmailrc command to get the mails. the last thing i remember also was i use the usermod -p command. what does that do?
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:owensleftfoot
ID: 11910699
Log in as wferrer and use the command "touch /var/mail/wferrer" (without the quotes).
0
 

Author Comment

by:bongets
ID: 11910816
i looked at the /var/mail and i saw this:
-rw-rw---- 1  568   568   0 Aug 17 18:04   wferrer   but our format should be li this
-rw-rw---- 1  wferrer   wferrer   0 Aug 17 18:04. how will i make it like this one?

many thanks
0
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
owensleftfoot earned 500 total points
ID: 11910839
change to the /var/mail directory and use the commands
chown wferrer wferrer
chgrp wferrer wferrer
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How many times have you wanted to quickly do the same thing to a list but found yourself typing it again and again? I first figured out a small time saver with the up arrow to recall the last command but that can only get you so far if you have a bi…
I. Introduction There's an interesting discussion going on now in an Experts Exchange Group — Attachments with no extension (http://www.experts-exchange.com/discussions/210281/Attachments-with-no-extension.html). This reminded me of questions tha…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question