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fetchmail problem

Posted on 2004-08-25
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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"
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by:owensleftfoot
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What are the permissions for /var/mail/wferrer?
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by:bongets
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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?
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by:owensleftfoot
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Log in as wferrer and use the command "touch /var/mail/wferrer" (without the quotes).
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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
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owensleftfoot earned 500 total points
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change to the /var/mail directory and use the commands
chown wferrer wferrer
chgrp wferrer wferrer
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