qmail Digest 9 Nov 2000 11:00:00 -0000 Issue 1178

Topics (messages 51810 through 51889):

connections ???
        51810 by: tag
        51811 by: Michael Maier
        51812 by: tag
        51813 by: Michael Maier
        51816 by: tag
        51820 by: markd.bushwire.net
        51822 by: tag

Re: SMTP Server test failed
        51814 by: Petr Danecek

Re: disabling msglog (solved)
        51815 by: Daniel K

Re: Pointers
        51817 by: markd.bushwire.net

Problem mit qmail-pop
        51818 by: Ruprecht Helms
        51821 by: Michael Maier
        51829 by: Gjermund Sorseth

Re: No maildir log file??
        51819 by: markd.bushwire.net

No Mailbox in Alias
        51823 by: Christophe.Andreoli.nse.de
        51836 by: Christophe.Andreoli.nse.de
        51838 by: Charles Cazabon
        51889 by: Christophe.Andreoli.nse.de

Re: Converting dates from seconds since epoch to readable dates
        51824 by: Eduardo Augusto Alvarenga
        51841 by: Peter Green

New Mail Notification (with VMailMgr, advanced, not qbiff etc)
        51825 by: Michael Vorburger
        51834 by: Sean Reifschneider
        51843 by: Andy Bradford

Re: [vmailmgr] New Mail Notification (with VMailMgr, advanced, not qbiff etc)
        51826 by: Brent Clements
        51828 by: Michael Vorburger
        51832 by: Bruce Guenter

Qmail-pop3
        51827 by: Linux
        51839 by: David Geller
        51842 by: Tim Hunter
        51849 by: Ruprecht Helms

Re: remove messages from mail queue
        51830 by: Charles Cazabon

Re: Some emails in my queue delayed more than 2 weeks, help?
        51831 by: Greg Owen
        51833 by: Peter van Dijk

open-smtp woes
        51835 by: Robin S. Socha
        51840 by: James T. Perry
        51852 by: Robin S. Socha
        51853 by: Charles Cazabon
        51854 by: Gerry Boudreaux
        51855 by: Ricardo Cerqueira
        51866 by: Robin S. Socha

Deliveryproblem via smtp
        51837 by: Ruprecht Helms
        51881 by: Ruprecht Helms

Oversize DNS Patch
        51844 by: Mark Lo
        51874 by: Russell Nelson

Possible bug in qmailanalog matchup program?
        51845 by: James Morgenstein
        51847 by: Peter van Dijk
        51848 by: Ben Beuchler
        51850 by: Mate Wierdl

Re: mailtraffic logging, inclusive Subject: field
        51846 by: Olivier M.
        51882 by: Eduardo Augusto Alvarenga

Unable to change to maildir
        51851 by: Scott Burkhalter

Re: Outlook Express
        51856 by: Dennis Duval
        51861 by: Paul Farber

relay-ctrl does not work
        51857 by: Oliver Lehmann

Dots in .qmail-names
        51858 by: Gary Richardson
        51859 by: Charles Cazabon
        51860 by: Martin A. Brown
        51862 by: Eric Garff
        51865 by: Peter Green
        51869 by: Eric Garff
        51872 by: Russell Nelson

VERP and Lotus
        51863 by: Ben Beuchler
        51875 by: Ben Beuchler
        51876 by: Brett Randall
        51884 by: Markus Stumpf

How maybe times qmail will retry send the bounce email?
        51864 by: Eric Wang

qmail on Mac OSX?
        51867 by: Matt Harrington
        51879 by: Jörgen Persson

Re: Install Questions important!
        51868 by: Robin S. Socha

Need to delete bulk mail from the Q
        51870 by: Doug Schmidt
        51877 by: Dian Pamilih

can send but not receive???  dns mx records???
        51871 by: Terry Thomas

RFC822 compliant?
        51873 by: briank.hex.net
        51885 by: Markus Stumpf

error 451
        51878 by: Md. Sifat Ullah Patwary
        51880 by: Ruprecht Helms
        51886 by: Md. Sifat Ullah Patwary

Adding a forward to an external account
        51883 by: Wilson, Frank

forwarding outgoing mails
        51887 by: Sébastien ROZIER

Backing up Maildir IMAP email ?
        51888 by: Dennis

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Hi ALL,

In syslog  i am getting alot of these:

973696609.774420 tcpserver: pid 16494 from <ip address of other server>
973696609.776054 tcpserver: ok 16494 0:<ipaddress of mail server>:25
:<ipaddress of other server>::4648
973696610.343762 tcpserver: end 16494 status 256

What I want to know is what the status 256 is and why I am getting alot
of these - they are right after each other like this :

973696609.774420 tcpserver: pid 16494 from <ip address of other server>
973696609.776054 tcpserver: ok 16494 0:<ipaddress of mail server>:25
:<ipaddress of other server>::4648
973696610.343762 tcpserver: end 16494 status 256
973696609.774420 tcpserver: pid 16494 from <ip address of other server>
973696609.776054 tcpserver: ok 16494 0:<ipaddress of mail server>:25
:<ipaddress of other server>::4648
973696610.343762 tcpserver: end 16494 status 256
973696609.774420 tcpserver: pid 16494 from <ip address of other server>
973696609.776054 tcpserver: ok 16494 0:<ipaddress of mail server>:25
:<ipaddress of other server>::4648
973696610.343762 tcpserver: end 16494 status 256
973696609.774420 tcpserver: pid 16494 from <ip address of other server>
973696609.776054 tcpserver: ok 16494 0:<ipaddress of mail server>:25
:<ipaddress of other server>::4648
973696610.343762 tcpserver: end 16494 status 256
973696609.774420 tcpserver: pid 16494 from <ip address of other server>
973696609.776054 tcpserver: ok 16494 0:<ipaddress of mail server>:25
:<ipaddress of other server>::4648
973696610.343762 tcpserver: end 16494 status 256
973696609.774420 tcpserver: pid 16494 from <ip address of other server>
973696609.776054 tcpserver: ok 16494 0:<ipaddress of mail server>:25
:<ipaddress of other server>::4648
973696610.343762 tcpserver: end 16494 status 256
973696609.774420 tcpserver: pid 16494 from <ip address of other server>
973696609.776054 tcpserver: ok 16494 0:<ipaddress of mail server>:25
:<ipaddress of other server>::4648
973696610.343762 tcpserver: end 16494 status 256
973696609.774420 tcpserver: pid 16494 from <ip address of other server>
973696609.776054 tcpserver: ok 16494 0:<ipaddress of mail server>:25
:<ipaddress of other server>::4648
973696610.343762 tcpserver: end 16494 status 256
973696609.774420 tcpserver: pid 16494 from <ip address of other server>
973696609.776054 tcpserver: ok 16494 0:<ipaddress of mail server>:25
:<ipaddress of other server>::4648
973696610.343762 tcpserver: end 16494 status 256


Please help ??

Thanks
Tonino




tag wrote:

> Hi ALL,
>
> In syslog  i am getting alot of these:
>
> 973696609.774420 tcpserver: pid 16494 from <ip address of other server>
> 973696609.776054 tcpserver: ok 16494 0:<ipaddress of mail server>:25
> :<ipaddress of other server>::4648
> 973696610.343762 tcpserver: end 16494 status 256
>
> Please help ??
>
> Thanks
> Tonino

Get qmail-analog mentioned on www.qmail.org
CU,
 Michael!





Michael Maier wrote:
> 
> tag wrote:
> 
> > Hi ALL,
> >
> > In syslog  i am getting alot of these:
> >
> > 973696609.774420 tcpserver: pid 16494 from <ip address of other server>
> > 973696609.776054 tcpserver: ok 16494 0:<ipaddress of mail server>:25
> > :<ipaddress of other server>::4648
> > 973696610.343762 tcpserver: end 16494 status 256
> >
> > Please help ??
> >
> > Thanks
> > Tonino
> 
> Get qmail-analog mentioned on www.qmail.org
> CU,
>  Michael!


I have it - how is it going to help me ....???

Thanks
Tonino




tag wrote:

> > Get qmail-analog mentioned on www.qmail.org
> > CU,
> >  Michael!
>
> I have it - how is it going to help me ....???

qmail-analog looks into your Log Files and provides Programs to show Statistics
of your Mail Server.





Michael Maier wrote:
> 
> tag wrote:
> 
> > > Get qmail-analog mentioned on www.qmail.org
> > > CU,
> > >  Michael!
> >
> > I have it - how is it going to help me ....???
> 
> qmail-analog looks into your Log Files and provides Programs to show Statistics
> of your Mail Server.

I know that - what I do not know is what the :

973696610.343762 tcpserver: end 16494 status 256

status 256 is from - and as you can see - it is from tcpserver .....

Thanks
Tonino




On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 02:08:37PM +0200, tag wrote:
> Michael Maier wrote:
> > 
> > tag wrote:
> > 
> > > > Get qmail-analog mentioned on www.qmail.org
> > > > CU,
> > > >  Michael!
> > >
> > > I have it - how is it going to help me ....???
> > 
> > qmail-analog looks into your Log Files and provides Programs to show Statistics
> > of your Mail Server.

Nope. qmail-analog is for qmail-send logs, NOT tcpserver logs.

> 
> I know that - what I do not know is what the :
> 
> 973696610.343762 tcpserver: end 16494 status 256
> 
> status 256 is from - and as you can see - it is from tcpserver .....

It's the exit status of process 16494 (presumably qmail-smtpd) as returned by the
wait() system call to tcpserver.

You'll need to read up on the wait() system call to understand why the value
is 256, but here's a snippet:

        o  If the child process  terminated  due  to  an  _exit()
           call, the low order 8 bits of status will be 0 and the
           high order 8 bits will contain the low order 8 bits of
           the argument that the child process passed to _exit();
           see exit(2).

In the case of qmail-smtpd it can mean a variety of things, but generally
that it failed to get input from the socket when it expected. qmail-smtpd
only exits with a status of zero if it gets a QUIT.


Regards.




[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> 
> On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 02:08:37PM +0200, tag wrote:
> > Michael Maier wrote:
> > >
> > > tag wrote:
> > >
> > > > > Get qmail-analog mentioned on www.qmail.org
> > > > > CU,
> > > > >  Michael!
> > > >
> > > > I have it - how is it going to help me ....???
> > >
> > > qmail-analog looks into your Log Files and provides Programs to show Statistics
> > > of your Mail Server.
> 
> Nope. qmail-analog is for qmail-send logs, NOT tcpserver logs.
> 
> >
> > I know that - what I do not know is what the :
> >
> > 973696610.343762 tcpserver: end 16494 status 256
> >
> > status 256 is from - and as you can see - it is from tcpserver .....
> 
> It's the exit status of process 16494 (presumably qmail-smtpd) as returned by the
> wait() system call to tcpserver.
> 
> You'll need to read up on the wait() system call to understand why the value
> is 256, but here's a snippet:
> 
>         o  If the child process  terminated  due  to  an  _exit()
>            call, the low order 8 bits of status will be 0 and the
>            high order 8 bits will contain the low order 8 bits of
>            the argument that the child process passed to _exit();
>            see exit(2).
> 
> In the case of qmail-smtpd it can mean a variety of things, but generally
> that it failed to get input from the socket when it expected. qmail-smtpd
> only exits with a status of zero if it gets a QUIT.
> 
> Regards.



thanks for the help - 

Tonino






Hi,
what does your log say?
Petr

On Tue, 7 Nov 2000 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

> 
> 
> I tested SMTP on my qmail installation  (installed with "life with Qmail")
> with TEST.receive
> 
> 
> 1. SMTP server test: Forge some mail locally via SMTP. Replace ``me''
>    with your username and ``domain'' with your host's name.
>        % telnet 127.0.0.1 25
>        Trying 127.0.0.1...
>        Connected to 127.0.0.1.
>        Escape character is '^]'.
>        220 domain ESMTP
>        helo dude
>        250 domain
>        mail <gast@mydomain>
>        250 ok
>        rcpt <gast@mydomain>
>        250 ok
>        data
>        354 go ahead
>        Subject: testing
> 
>        This is a test.
>        .
>        250 ok 812345679 qp 12345
>        quit
>        221 domain
> 
> Everything worked fine at the shell but I couldn't find the test email in
> the gast Mailbox  ? Why could be the reason ?
> 
>                Thanks!
> 
> 

-- 






On Wed, 08 Nov 2000, you wrote:
> Hi,
> I  already search the archive to find about "disabling msglog" but didn't find
> solution. The problem is qmail always send message to [EMAIL PROTECTED] when
> send / receive mail.  
> My system is RH 6.2 with qmail 1.03+patches-14 installed from RPM, also
> vpopmail 4.9.5 .
> There is no local domain ( /var/qmail/control/local/ just
> contain localhost ), I put all of my email domain to virtual domain and
> vpopmail handle this. So to stop error message "Sorry no mailbox ", I create
> account [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> 
> How do I stop msglog ? My .qmail-msglog already empty
> 
Solved after upgrade to rpm qmail 1.03+patches-16,... 

Thanks




On Tue, Nov 07, 2000 at 11:50:51PM -0700, Travis Turner wrote:
> I am almost there and having almost the same problem as the Maildir 
> guy.  for some reason when I send a message to the server for a local user 
> it will not direct it to the correct mailbox.  Is there some sort of 
> pointer that I need to set up that says deliver local mail to the 
> /home/user/maildir format?  I am almost there darnet and no sleeping until 
> its done.  Thanks for the help

Your logs are your friend. Experienced qmail users on this list will know what
is wrong if you show the logs associated with the delivery. Why not give them
a chance to help you?


Regards.




Hi,

I habe a problem with qmail-pop. The users Maildir exist
and new Mail will be delivered properly.

This shows the local telnetsession on pop3:


mail:~ # telnet localhost pop3
Trying ::1...
telnet: connect to address ::1: Connection refused
Trying 127.0.0.1...
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
+OK <665.973685418@/bin/checkpassword>
user test1
+OK
pass test1
-ERR this user has no $HOME/Maildir
Connection closed by foreign host.

What have I to configure for proper work?

Regards,
Ruprecht



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Ruprecht Helms
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http://www.internolix.com
mail:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Weiherstr. 20                    Tel: +49-[0]7533-9945-71
78465 Konstanz                   Fax: +49-[0]7533-9945-79





Ruprecht Helms wrote:

> -ERR this user has no $HOME/Maildir

This means the User has no Mail Directory!
Maildir => /home/$USER/Maildir
The deeper Maildir Structure:
 Maildir/cur
 Maildir/new
 Maildir/tmp
That Directories must be present and must have the working Rights to
Access!!
CU
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  >   I habe a problem with qmail-pop. The users Maildir exist
  >   and new Mail will be delivered properly.
  >
  >   This shows the local telnetsession on pop3:
  >
  >   Connected to localhost.
  >   Escape character is '^]'.
  >   +OK <665.973685418@/bin/checkpassword>
                         ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

It looks like you forgot the hostname argument to qmail-popup.

-- 
Gjermund Sorseth




On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 08:37:04PM +1100, Brett Randall wrote:
 
> So, when you echo "" > Mailbox, you are missing one crucial
> step. Change the ownerships BACK to the owner. ie the user that will

Hmm. Generally speak, if the file already exists, then the ownership
and modes are unchanged. Agreed it depends on the shell.

> Basically, what you are doing is silly. Modifying a file which could
> be in use by some other process (especially log files) is likely to
> cause you hell.

Agreed. When modifying or replacing a file it behooves you to understand
how to interact with the program(s) accessing to that file. It differs
depending on the program. You cannot treat a mailbox like a syslog file
and you cannot treat a syslog file like a multilog file, etc.


Regards.







          Hello !

probably a stupid question.

What is the most common reason not to have any Mailbox in ~alias (it's my
case) ?

     thanks !









 Hello !

probably a stupid question.

What is the most common reason not to have any Mailbox in ~alias (it's my
case) ?

     thanks !






[EMAIL PROTECTED] <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> 
> probably a stupid question.

No.  But that doesn't justify posting it multiple times.
 
> What is the most common reason not to have any Mailbox in ~alias (it's my
> case) ?

The most common reason is that you don't need it.  .qmail files in ~alias
typically forward to another user in the system, and are then stored in
Maildirs (or mbox files) in that user's home directory.

Charles
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 Hello !

probably a stupid question.

What is the most common reason not to have any Mailbox in ~alias (it's my
case) ?

     thanks !







> > I am attempting to write a script which examines the qmail logs files for
> > statistics on ezmlm mail lists.
> >
> > In order to make sense of the results I need a script or command which
> will
> > turn the dates that come out of qmailanalog's matchup program into human
> > readable form.
> >
> > Does anyone have a script or know the command to turn a date such as
> > 973212991.884939500 to a real date that you and I can easily understand?

You may use something like:


(if log from tai64 to human-readable)


cat /var/log/qmail/current | tai64nlocal

it should appear something like:


2000-11-08 09:22:13.435407500 status: local 0/10 remote 0/20



You can find the tai64nlocal in the daemontools package, made by djb



Best Regards,

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Eduardo Augusto Alvarenga - Analista de Suporte - #179653
    Blumenau - Santa Catarina. Tel. (47) 9102-3303
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

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      X   ASCII Ribbon Campaign - Against HTML Mail
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also sprach jamesez:
> On Tue, 7 Nov 2000, James Morgenstein wrote:
> > Does anyone have a script or know the command to turn a date such as
> > 973212991.884939500 to a real date that you and I can easily understand?
> tai64nlocal, it's in the daemontools package from DJB.

Not quite, try tailocal from daemontools-0.xx, where xx < 60.

/pg
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"Are Linux users lemmings collectively jumping off of the cliff of
reliable, well-engineered commercial software?"
(By Matt Welsh)





Hello,

I need to implement a New Mail Notification; not for login like qbiff etc,
but more like notifiying users on another external email, SMS etc in the
future.  So a simple forward won't do, I need to call some external script
each time new mail comes in.

How to best do this?  I suppose we could use .qmail with a "program line"
(man dot-qmail) ... but will this work with with VMailMgr?  Mail for users a
& b is actually stored in /home/vermail/users/a and /b, not in
/home/a/Mailbox etc.  Where do I put the .qmail with VMailMgr?

Also thought of simply regularly scanning /home/vermail/users/[ab]/new ...
but hoping there is a cleaner solution.

Thanks very much,
Michael






On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 02:24:11PM -0000, Michael Vorburger wrote:
>future.  So a simple forward won't do, I need to call some external script
>each time new mail comes in.

I would modify vmailmgr so that when it delivers mail to a maildir, it
also logs a message somwhere.  Then simply write a program that watches
that log for new incoming messages and takes the appropriate action.

I've done a similar modification to QMail itself and vpopmail.

Sean
-- 
 What no spouse of a programmer can ever understand is that a programmer is
 working when he's staring out the window.
Sean Reifschneider, Inimitably Superfluous <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
tummy.com - Linux Consulting since 1995. Qmail, KRUD, Firewalls, Python




On Wed, 08 Nov 2000 14:24:11 GMT, "Michael Vorburger" wrote:

> I need to implement a New Mail Notification; not for login like qbiff etc,
> but more like notifiying users on another external email, SMS etc in the
> future.  So a simple forward won't do, I need to call some external script
> each time new mail comes in.

This is what I do.  I have a dot-qmail file that looks like this:

| if grep -i "^$SENDER" $HOME/.qmailpage > /dev/null; then sed -n -f 
|$HOME/bin/mail2page.sed | qmail-inject -f$SENDER [EMAIL PROTECTED]; exit 0; 
|else echo "You are noth authorized to send me a page"; exit 100; fi
| /usr/local/bin/maildrop

The first pipe will check that the sender is valid, and if so it will 
allow the page through.

Here are the contents of mail2page.sed:

/^From:/p
/^Subject:/p

This works very well, provided that no on knows the real email address 
of the pager and they don't spoof the SENDER.  You could modify this 
script not to return an error code, or not even check the sender for 
that matter.
:-)

Andy





Use Procmail for this. check out http://www.procmail.org

-Brent
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Vorburger" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 6:24 AM
Subject: [vmailmgr] New Mail Notification (with VMailMgr, advanced, not
qbiff etc)


> Hello,
>
> I need to implement a New Mail Notification; not for login like qbiff etc,
> but more like notifiying users on another external email, SMS etc in the
> future.  So a simple forward won't do, I need to call some external script
> each time new mail comes in.
>
> How to best do this?  I suppose we could use .qmail with a "program line"
> (man dot-qmail) ... but will this work with with VMailMgr?  Mail for users
a
> & b is actually stored in /home/vermail/users/a and /b, not in
> /home/a/Mailbox etc.  Where do I put the .qmail with VMailMgr?
>
> Also thought of simply regularly scanning /home/vermail/users/[ab]/new ...
> but hoping there is a cleaner solution.
>
> Thanks very much,
> Michael
>
>






Will Procmail work with Qmail, and specifically vmailmgr?

Sorry I am having troubling understanding what exactly vmailmgr is and does.


-----Original Message-----
From: Brent Clements [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Mittwoch, 8. November 2000 15:51
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [vmailmgr] New Mail Notification (with VMailMgr, advanced,
not qbiff etc)


Use Procmail for this. check out http://www.procmail.org

-Brent
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Vorburger" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 6:24 AM
Subject: [vmailmgr] New Mail Notification (with VMailMgr, advanced, not
qbiff etc)


> Hello,
>
> I need to implement a New Mail Notification; not for login like qbiff etc,
> but more like notifiying users on another external email, SMS etc in the
> future.  So a simple forward won't do, I need to call some external script
> each time new mail comes in.
>
> How to best do this?  I suppose we could use .qmail with a "program line"
> (man dot-qmail) ... but will this work with with VMailMgr?  Mail for users
a
> & b is actually stored in /home/vermail/users/a and /b, not in
> /home/a/Mailbox etc.  Where do I put the .qmail with VMailMgr?
>
> Also thought of simply regularly scanning /home/vermail/users/[ab]/new ...
> but hoping there is a cleaner solution.
>
> Thanks very much,
> Michael
>
>





On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 02:24:11PM -0000, Michael Vorburger wrote:
> I need to implement a New Mail Notification; not for login like qbiff etc,
> but more like notifiying users on another external email, SMS etc in the
> future.  So a simple forward won't do, I need to call some external script
> each time new mail comes in.

Put it into vdeliver-postdeliver.  See configuration.html for more
details.
-- 
Bruce Guenter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>                       http://em.ca/~bruceg/

PGP signature





Hi all.

I'm usign qmail on one of my mail server.
I need an information about pop3 daemons.
Now i'm using qmail-pop3d for delivering in Maildir, but there was another
pop3 daemons fast and efficent workings with maildir?
Any idea?

Thanks




Try qpopper from the folks that wrote Eurdora. Check it out at
http://www.eudora.com/qpopper/

-----Original Message-----
From: Linux [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 5:49 AM
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Qmail-pop3


Hi all.

I'm usign qmail on one of my mail server.
I need an information about pop3 daemons.
Now i'm using qmail-pop3d for delivering in Maildir, but there was another
pop3 daemons fast and efficent workings with maildir?
Any idea?

Thanks





Last I checked qpopper does not read maildirs.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Geller [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 11:31 AM
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: Qmail-pop3


Try qpopper from the folks that wrote Eurdora. Check it out at
http://www.eudora.com/qpopper/

-----Original Message-----
From: Linux [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 5:49 AM
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Qmail-pop3


Hi all.

I'm usign qmail on one of my mail server.
I need an information about pop3 daemons.
Now i'm using qmail-pop3d for delivering in Maildir, but there was another
pop3 daemons fast and efficent workings with maildir?
Any idea?

Thanks






Am Mit, 08 Nov 2000 schrieb David Geller:
> Try qpopper from the folks that wrote Eurdora. Check it out at
> http://www.eudora.com/qpopper/

Don't forget the patch for qpopper. Qpopper defaults works 
with /var/spool/mail/[userfile]. Only the patch enables to work with
maildir.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Linux [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 5:49 AM
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: Qmail-pop3
> 
> 
> Hi all.
> 
> I'm usign qmail on one of my mail server.
> I need an information about pop3 daemons.
> Now i'm using qmail-pop3d for delivering in Maildir, but there was another
> pop3 daemons fast and efficent workings with maildir?
> Any idea?
> 

Regards,
Ruprecht




Mark Lo <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> 
>      I have over 10,000 unsend messages in my mail queue,

That's completely normal -- deferrals are a fact of life.

> I would like to know how to remove those messages from my mail queue.  What
> command should I use ?

You don't have to do anything.  After a week (default) they'll bounce and
be gone from your queue for good.

If you feel you absolutely _must_ fool with the queue manually, read all of
"Life with qmail" and all documentation pointed to by www.qmail.org first.

Charles
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> I am newbie of qmail, but I noticed some emails in my qmail 
> server queue have been there more than 2 weeks.

        Mail that cannot be delivered will be retried for
/var/qmail/control/queuelifetime seconds, which defaults to one week (604800
seconds).  After that, it will bounce.  (man qmail-send)

> I found some useful tools to check the delayed email in the queue from
> the qmail homepage,  but I have no idea how I can force qmail deliver
> them right away or backup and delete them from queue.

        If the mail has been delayed, then most likely the destination host
is not responding, and therefore forcing the queue will not cause it to be
delivered.

        In order to see why mail isn't getting delivered, look at the logs.
Get the queue id using qmail-qread:

# qmail-qread
5 Nov 2000 00:32:30 GMT  #716722  2940  <>
        remote  [EMAIL PROTECTED]

        In this case, 716722.  Now grep to get the last delivery attempt:

# grep 716722 /var/log/maillog | tail -1
Nov  8 04:32:31 zephyr qmail: 973675951.152330 starting delivery 46683: msg
716722 to remote [EMAIL PROTECTED]

        Now grep for the details of that delievery attempt:

# grep 46683 /var/log/maillog
Nov  8 04:32:31 zephyr qmail: 973675951.152330 starting delivery 46683: msg
716722 to remote [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Nov  8 04:33:31 zephyr qmail: 973676011.198378 delivery 46683: deferral:
Sorry,_I_wasn't_able_to_establish_an_SMTP_connection._(#4.4.1)/

        so, the mail server for thegamblingreport.com isn't responding.
Now, you could look it up to figure out what the IP is (209.67.50.203), and
telnet to port 25, and verify by hand that it isn't responding... but it
isn't really worth the trouble.

        Having said all that, to force the queue to retry, send a kill -HUP
to the qmail-send process (this is in the FAQ, I forget the number.


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On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 10:06:57AM -0500, Greg Owen wrote:
[snip]
>       Having said all that, to force the queue to retry, send a kill -HUP
> to the qmail-send process (this is in the FAQ, I forget the number.

-ALRM actually, not -HUP. You might want to do a qmail-tcpok first.

Greetz, Peter
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Dear all,

I just installed open-smtp by Russ Nelson. It does Not Work(tm). The
tcprules-file gets overwritten as expected (?), but there are '"'
missing:

(root@kens):(~)$ cat /etc/tcprules.d/qmail-smtpd
212.84.219.13:allow,RELAYCLIENT=

To the effect that:

(root@purgatory):(~)# fetchmail -vvvvvvvvvvvvv
fetchmail: 5.3.8 querying kens.com (protocol POP3) at Wed, 08 Nov 2000 16:25:12 +0100 
(CET)
fetchmail: POP3< +OK <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
fetchmail: POP3> USER rsocha
fetchmail: POP3< +OK 
fetchmail: POP3> PASS *
fetchmail: POP3< tcprules: fatal: unable to parse this line: 
212.84.219.13:allow,RELAYCLIENT=
fetchmail: Unknown login or authentication error on [EMAIL PROTECTED]
fetchmail: POP3> QUIT
fetchmail: POP3< +OK 
fetchmail: client/server protocol error while fetching from kens.com
fetchmail: Query status=4 (PROTOCOL)
fetchmail: normal termination, status 4

Any ideas, please?

Thanks,
Robin
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manual page subsystem, why should we help you?"  (Theo de Raadt)





Hi Robin,

"Robin S. Socha" wrote:
> 
> Dear all,
> 
> I just installed open-smtp by Russ Nelson. It does Not Work(tm). The
> tcprules-file gets overwritten as expected (?), but there are '"'
> missing:
> 
> (root@kens):(~)$ cat /etc/tcprules.d/qmail-smtpd
> 212.84.219.13:allow,RELAYCLIENT=

[verbose fetchmail log snipped]

It seems like the script called pop3-record is missing
back-slashes to escape double quotes.
(actually, it contains no double quotes ;)

  #!/bin/sh
  echo "$TCPREMOTEIP:allow,RELAYCLIENT=//" >>/etc/smtp.filter.newer
  cat /etc/smtp.filter.* | /usr/blah/blah...

The above should read RELAYCLIENT=\"\""
You also may need
  echo -e
depending on the shell.

hope this helped...

cheers,
jamie

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* James T. Perry <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [001108 12:03]:
> It seems like the script called pop3-record is missing
> back-slashes to escape double quotes.
> (actually, it contains no double quotes ;)
> 
>   #!/bin/sh
>   echo "$TCPREMOTEIP:allow,RELAYCLIENT=//" >>/etc/smtp.filter.newer
>   cat /etc/smtp.filter.* | /usr/blah/blah...
> 
> The above should read RELAYCLIENT=\"\""
> You also may need
>   echo -e
> depending on the shell.

Not really. And my users are about to kill me, too ;-)

(root@purgatory):(~)# fetchmail -vvvv
fetchmail: 5.3.8 querying kens.com (protocol POP3) at Wed, 08 Nov 2000
19:47:42 +0100 (CET)
fetchmail: POP3< +OK <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
fetchmail: POP3> USER rsocha
fetchmail: POP3< +OK 
fetchmail: POP3> PASS *
fetchmail: POP3< /usr/local/bin/pop3-record: 1: Syntax error:
Unterminated quoted string
fetchmail: Unknown login or authentication error on [EMAIL PROTECTED]
fetchmail: POP3> QUIT
fetchmail: POP3< +OK 
fetchmail: client/server protocol error while fetching from kens.com
fetchmail: not swapping UID lists, no UIDs seen this query
fetchmail: Query status=4 (PROTOCOL)
fetchmail: Deleting fetchids file.
fetchmail: normal termination, status 4
fetchmail: Deleting fetchids file.

(root@kens):(/etc/tcprules.d)$ cat /usr/local/bin/pop3-record 
#!/bin/sh
TCPDIR=/etc/tcprules.d
SMTPRULES=$TCPDIR/qmail-smtpd
PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin/
# First see if $TCPREMOTEIP is handled by existing rules
tcprulescheck $TCPDIR/qmail-smtpd.cdb ``$TCPREMOTEIP'' | \
grep RELAYCLIENT > /dev/null && exit 0
echo ``$TCPREMOTEIP''':allow,RELAYCLIENT=\"\"" >> $TCPDIR/smtp.filter.newer
cat $TCPDIR/smtp.filter.* > $SMTPRULES
tcprules $SMTPRULES.cdb $SMTPRULES.tmp < $SMTPRULES

HELP!!!1 }:->




Robin S. Socha <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> fetchmail: POP3< /usr/local/bin/pop3-record: 1: Syntax error:
> Unterminated quoted string
[...]

> # First see if $TCPREMOTEIP is handled by existing rules
> tcprulescheck $TCPDIR/qmail-smtpd.cdb ``$TCPREMOTEIP'' | \
> grep RELAYCLIENT > /dev/null && exit 0
> echo ``$TCPREMOTEIP''':allow,RELAYCLIENT=\"\"" >> $TCPDIR/smtp.filter.newer
[...]

Hmm.  I think those lines should be something more like this:

tcprulescheck $TCPDIR/qmail-smtpd.cdb "$TCPREMOTEIP" | \
        grep RELAYCLIENT > /dev/null && exit 0
echo "$TCPREMOTEIP:allow,RELAYCLIENT=\"\"" >> $TCPDIR/smtp.filter.newer

Charles
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Check to make sure that the patch to checkpassword inserted the line:

char *opensmtp = "/usr/local/bin/pop3-record";

Correctly, the error looks like it is coming from the
call *to* pop3-record from checkpassword, not pop3-record itself

(Hoping I am guessing correctly)

Gerry

At 01:48 PM 11/8/2000 -0500, "Robin S. Socha" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>* James T. Perry <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [001108 12:03]:
> > It seems like the script called pop3-record is missing
> > back-slashes to escape double quotes.
> > (actually, it contains no double quotes ;)
> >
> >   #!/bin/sh
> >   echo "$TCPREMOTEIP:allow,RELAYCLIENT=//" >>/etc/smtp.filter.newer
> >   cat /etc/smtp.filter.* | /usr/blah/blah...
> >
> > The above should read RELAYCLIENT=\"\""
> > You also may need
> >   echo -e
> > depending on the shell.
>
>Not really. And my users are about to kill me, too ;-)
>
>(root@purgatory):(~)# fetchmail -vvvv
>fetchmail: 5.3.8 querying kens.com (protocol POP3) at Wed, 08 Nov 2000
>19:47:42 +0100 (CET)
>fetchmail: POP3< +OK <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>fetchmail: POP3> USER rsocha
>fetchmail: POP3< +OK
>fetchmail: POP3> PASS *
>fetchmail: POP3< /usr/local/bin/pop3-record: 1: Syntax error:
>Unterminated quoted string
>fetchmail: Unknown login or authentication error on [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>fetchmail: POP3> QUIT
>fetchmail: POP3< +OK
>fetchmail: client/server protocol error while fetching from kens.com
>fetchmail: not swapping UID lists, no UIDs seen this query
>fetchmail: Query status=4 (PROTOCOL)
>fetchmail: Deleting fetchids file.
>fetchmail: normal termination, status 4
>fetchmail: Deleting fetchids file.
>
>(root@kens):(/etc/tcprules.d)$ cat /usr/local/bin/pop3-record
>#!/bin/sh
>TCPDIR=/etc/tcprules.d
>SMTPRULES=$TCPDIR/qmail-smtpd
>PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin/
># First see if $TCPREMOTEIP is handled by existing rules
>tcprulescheck $TCPDIR/qmail-smtpd.cdb ``$TCPREMOTEIP'' | \
>grep RELAYCLIENT > /dev/null && exit 0
>echo ``$TCPREMOTEIP''':allow,RELAYCLIENT=\"\"" >> $TCPDIR/smtp.filter.newer
>cat $TCPDIR/smtp.filter.* > $SMTPRULES
>tcprules $SMTPRULES.cdb $SMTPRULES.tmp < $SMTPRULES
>
>HELP!!!1 }:->






On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 01:48:55PM -0500, Robin S. Socha wrote:
> echo ``$TCPREMOTEIP''':allow,RELAYCLIENT=\"\"" >> $TCPDIR/smtp.filter.newer

Open 2 backticks, close with 3 quotes, 2 escaped double-quotes and yet
another double-quote?

how about:

echo "$TCPREMOTEIP:allow,RELAYCLIENT=\"\"" >> $TCPDIR/smtp.filter.newer

RC

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* Ricardo Cerqueira <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> Open 2 backticks, close with 3 quotes, 2 escaped double-quotes and yet
> another double-quote?

Sure ;-) It's all Mirko's fault, anyway:

(root@kens):(/opt1/Qmail)$ cat open-smtp/pop3-record-alternative 
From: Mirko Zeibig <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: Russ Nelson's open-smtp patch
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 03:12:00 +0200

[...]
Here is a slightly improved script for /usr/local/bin/pop3-record:
#!/bin/sh
TCPDIR=/etc/tcprules.d
SMTPRULES=$TCPDIR/qmail-smtpd
PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin/
# First see if $TCPREMOTEIP is handled by existing rules
tcprulescheck $TCPDIR/qmail-smtpd.cdb ``$TCPREMOTEIP'' | \
grep RELAYCLIENT > /dev/null && exit 0
echo ``$TCPREMOTEIP''':allow,RELAYCLIENT=''''' >> $TCPDIR/smtp.filter.newer
cat $TCPDIR/smtp.filter.* > $SMTPRULES
tcprules $SMTPRULES.cdb $SMTPRULES.tmp < $SMTPRULES

In /etc/tcrules.d you may include a file called smtp.filter.zintern for internal
networks you always trust (chose .zintern to make sure this is read last).

Regards
Mirko

*sigh* Sorry for the interruption... On with the show. And: THANKS to
all three of you!
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Hi,

we have on a mailserver in our headquarter a mailaccount with permant 
forwarding
to our subdomain for constance. When I send a mail 
to   [EMAIL PROTECTED] the mail
went out to the relaying server (mail.internolix.com) and will there be 
forwarded.

The acknowledge-entry from our mailserver (mail.kn.internolix.com) in the 
logfile on mail.internolix.com   is    bad user.

What have I to make to become mails from 
mail.internolix.com   for  [EMAIL PROTECTED]
mail.kn.internolix.com is configured to be the mailexchange for 
kn.internolix.com

Thanks for help.

Regards,
Ruprecht



-----------------------------------------------------------
INTERNOLIX   Standards for Ebusiness
------------------------------------------------------------

INTERNOLIX AG
Ruprecht Helms
System-Engineer

http://www.internolix.com
mail:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Weiherstr. 20                    Tel: +49-[0]7533-9945-71
78465 Konstanz                   Fax: +49-[0]7533-9945-79





>Hi,

the posted problem is no more actual. I have send a testmail from my 
private provider and I have
received it on the destination mailserver.

Regards,
Ruprecht





>-----------------------------------------------------------
>INTERNOLIX   Standards for Ebusiness
>------------------------------------------------------------
>
>INTERNOLIX AG
>Ruprecht Helms
>System-Engineer
>
>http://www.internolix.com
>mail:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>Weiherstr. 20                    Tel: +49-[0]7533-9945-71
>78465 Konstanz                   Fax: +49-[0]7533-9945-79

-----------------------------------------------------------
INTERNOLIX   Standards for Ebusiness
------------------------------------------------------------

INTERNOLIX AG
Ruprecht Helms
System-Engineer

http://www.internolix.com
mail:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Weiherstr. 20                    Tel: +49-[0]7533-9945-71
78465 Konstanz                   Fax: +49-[0]7533-9945-79





Hi,

    I would like to know that Do I still need the Oversize DNS Patch from
now on.


Thank you so much,

Mark Lo





Mark Lo writes:
 > Hi,
 > 
 > Do I still need the Oversize DNS Patch?

No.

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All-

I am attempting to process about 500 MB of qmail log files but continue to
run into the following bug when running the matchup program:

  matchup: fatal: unable to write fd 5: file descriptor not open

I have isolated the problem to the matchup program by running the following
sequence of commands:

  # cat /var/log/qmail/*.s /var/log/qmail/current > biglog.txt
  # cat biglog.txt | /usr/local/qmailanalog/bin/tai64nfrac > big64nfrac.txt
  # cat big64nfrac.txt | /usr/local/qmailanalog/bin/matchup > bigmatchup.txt

I get the above error on the last line of this sequence of commands.

I also get the same error if I string all of these commands together into a
single line such as:

  # cat /var/log/qmail/*.s /var/log/qmail/current |
/usr/local/qmailanalog/bin/tai64nfrac | /usr/local/qmailanalog/bin/matchup >
bigmatchup.txt

Without being able to process all the data, I am afraid that I cannot
extract the information I desire using the other qmailanalog tools.

Thanks for the help.

James





On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 12:21:16PM -0500, James Morgenstein wrote:
[snip]
> 
>   matchup: fatal: unable to write fd 5: file descriptor not open

You obviously did not read the docs.

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On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 12:21:16PM -0500, James Morgenstein wrote:

> I am attempting to process about 500 MB of qmail log files but continue to
> run into the following bug when running the matchup program:
> 
>   matchup: fatal: unable to write fd 5: file descriptor not open

man matchup

It's not a bug.

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On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 12:21:16PM -0500, James Morgenstein wrote:
> All-
> 
> I am attempting to process about 500 MB of qmail log files but continue to
> run into the following bug when running the matchup program:
> 
>   matchup: fatal: unable to write fd 5: file descriptor not open
> 
> I have isolated the problem to the matchup program by running the following
> sequence of commands:
> 
>   # cat /var/log/qmail/*.s /var/log/qmail/current > biglog.txt
>   # cat biglog.txt | /usr/local/qmailanalog/bin/tai64nfrac > big64nfrac.txt
>   # cat big64nfrac.txt | /usr/local/qmailanalog/bin/matchup > bigmatchup.txt

How does this correspond to what the man page for matchup says:

       matchup  exits after it sees end of file.  It prints pend
       ing messages and deliveries on descriptor 5, in  a  format
       suitable for input to a future invocation of matchup:

          <log.1 matchup >out.1 5>pending.2
          cat pending.2 log.2 | matchup >out.2 5>pending.3
          cat pending.3 log.3 | matchup >out.3 5>pending.4

Mate




On Fri, Nov 03, 2000 at 08:43:04AM +1300, Jason Haar wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 02, 2000 at 03:47:47PM +0100, Olivier M. wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > For a project, I'd need to find a way to log the mail traffic
> > on a qmail server, but not just sender and recipient: subject
> > is also needed. 
> 
> Qmail-Scanner can certainly give you that - plus attachment data per message.
> 
> Output looks like:
> 
> 31/10/2000 08:56:28:2757: p_s:  msg info: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
>  My subject <msgid> <date> attachment1 attachment2

Thanks Jason, I will try your solution : it's the best one I guess.

And then I will directely add an antivirus :) Do you have one
you are using and you recommend ? (I know the list on the q-s homepage :).

Regards,
Olivier
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"Olivier M." wrote:
> 
> On Fri, Nov 03, 2000 at 08:43:04AM +1300, Jason Haar wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 02, 2000 at 03:47:47PM +0100, Olivier M. wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > For a project, I'd need to find a way to log the mail traffic
> > > on a qmail server, but not just sender and recipient: subject
> > > is also needed.
> >
> > Qmail-Scanner can certainly give you that - plus attachment data per message.
> >
> > Output looks like:
> >
> > 31/10/2000 08:56:28:2757: p_s:  msg info: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> >  My subject <msgid> <date> attachment1 attachment2
> 
> Thanks Jason, I will try your solution : it's the best one I guess.
> 
> And then I will directely add an antivirus :) Do you have one
> you are using and you recommend ? (I know the list on the q-s homepage :).
> 
> Regards,
> Olivier
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Oliver,

        Maybe you should try using the AMaViS Anti-Virus (http://amavis.org)
        It's a great implemention to qmail-remote and qmail-local to an
anti-virus protection. Works with lots of commercial and free anti-virus
(for Unix!).

        I use AMaViS with the Sophos Anti-Virus. Works wonderfully.


        B. Regards,
 
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I have configured qmail to use vmailmgr to deliver messages without
maintaining individual accounts for every user.

This is a new system that has Redhat 6.2, Qmail 1.03, and Vmailmgr (not sure
of version off top of my head, but it must be the latest as I ftp'd it from
the vmailmgr site within the past 3 weeks.

I followed the LWQ instructions for qmail configuration w/ pop3 instructions
followed to use qmail-pop3d for access by Outlook users.  I use Maildirs…

I believe I have a configuration issue in the delivery mechanism, and I'm
not sure where to look for instructions regarding correct chmod settings for
the delivery directories.

Since I use vmailmgr, my virtualhosts file is configured with
domain.com:vmuser
.domain.com:vmuser

In the vmuser home directory I have a .qmail-default that specifies
“|vdeliver “ so that the mail goes through the vmailmgr delivery mechanism…

What happens is that mail does not get delivered, and the logs report the
message “unable to change to maildir” in the qmail-send log (as configured
using supervise and multilog as per LWQ).  Thus, I believe that qmail can
not deliver the mail to the vmailmgr user, and I have a qmail problem, not a
vmailmgr problem.

I have put the vmailmgr user under /usr/mail/vmuser.  Is there an issue with
the permissions for the parent directories and/or the user directory?  What
is the correct chmod settings? Also, what about user:group settings for
parent/child dirs…

Thanks ahead.

Scott Burkhalter
VP, Entyre Doc Prep, Inc.
[EMAIL PROTECTED]





> Hi everyone. I use the pop daemon from qmail (qmail-pop3d) and the
> Outlook Express program is making me crazy. I looked for a solution in the
> archives, but i didn't find it.  My problem is:
>
> My clients use Microshit Outlook Express and i'm having a lot of error
> messages from qmail pop server:
>
> Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection. Possible causes
> for this include server problems, network problems, or a long period of
> inactivity. Account: 'infomoney', Server: 'mail.infomoney.com.br',
> Protocol: POP3,
> Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC0F
>
I don't think you will ever find the solution to this problem on this list.
Unfortunately, the attitude of many of the people on this list is that if it
concerns a Microsoft product, even if it concerns the way it interacts with
qmail, it is a non-problem.  And basically they are right.  The
closed-source nature of Microsoft products makes it impossible for anyone
but Microsoft to correct or even identify the problem.

I do resent the people that say the solution is to use a better mail client.
That is like saying the cure to sunburn is to not have the sun come up.
People overwhelmingly choose to use MS products for various reasons, and
these people are not necessarily losers because of it.  Not everyone has the
capability or desire to be a Unix guru.  And not every shop has to deal with
MS products, and I envy those.  But ISPs and many other installations HAVE
to deal with them if you want to keep customers.   Not a choice.  Its a fact
of life, just like the sun coming up.

All this ranting aside, there is a serious problem with the way Outlook and
Outlook Express interface with qmail, but I don't think it is exclusive to
qmail.  One of the reasons I migrated to qmail about 2 years ago was because
I was experiencing the same problems that you are seeing with a but the
product was called SLMail (for NT).  Migrating to qmail did not solve the
problem, but it sure made it easier to go in and find the offending item and
delete it when using the maildir configuration.  SLMail used a mailbox-type
config where mail items are combined in one big text file.  Now when the
customer or client calls and says Outlook is hanging on item 4 or 10, I can
easily go into their maildir and delete the offending item instead of
searching through a big text file.  In addition, I set up Sam's sqwebmail
web-based interface which allows customers to go to the server and delete
the offending item themselves.  This works well for those having recurring
problems.

I have gathered a little bit of knowledge in dealing with this problem:

1.  Sometimes the problem is just caused by a poor connection.
Disconnecting and reconnecting may allow you to retrieve it.
2.  Sometimes there are control characters imbedded in email that makes
Outlook barf.  If you identify this control char and delete it, Outlook will
retrieve the mail successfully.  I think this causes most of the problems,
but it is not usually apparent where the control character.  In some cases
the control character looks like an 'at' sign with an underscore below it.
3.  It seems to hang more often on big items or items with attachments.
This may just be due to the fact that the connection is open longer and has
more work to do.
4.  Deleting the offending items always cures the problem if it is a
corrupted file or one containing a 'bad' control character.  The client can
retrieve the rest of the mail after the offending file is gone, without
re-dialing.  If it is a connection problem, they may still not be able to
retrieve the rest of the mail after the offending item is gone.  In that
case they should try to reconnect, and troubleshooting should focus on the
connection itself.

Sadly, that is the best I can do.  If you really want a solution, maybe the
author of Outlook...or perhaps even Bill Gates would be willing help
(right).

Dennis Duval






Hm.... this is a lot of effort to make excuses for a shabby product.
Empherical data would suggest that my Eudora MUA performs MUCH better
over WAN/Dial up that OE ever did/will.

What do you mean 'interact' with qmail?  The commands are quite clearly
defined as are the must's and should's of the protocol.  Sure, qmail is a
fundementalist MTA in its coding... but you either follow the standard or
you don't.  MS products don't, they don't interoperate wll with ANYTHING
(even exchange servers).

If I get 10 phone calls for support, 9 will be Outlook somehow boggeling a
message or not conencting properly.  I HIGHLY doubt the 'dirty connection'
issue as TCP and modems et al all have error correction built in and
seeing that rebooting is the 'only' way to correct it, it clearly points
to an end user/software issue (as 100 other people are getting the mail
FINE off the same PRI/RAS/LAN/SERVER.  

Paul Farber
Farber Technology
[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Ph  570-628-5303
Fax 570-628-5545

On Wed, 8 Nov 2000, Dennis Duval wrote:

> > Hi everyone. I use the pop daemon from qmail (qmail-pop3d) and the
> > Outlook Express program is making me crazy. I looked for a solution in the
> > archives, but i didn't find it.  My problem is:
> >
> > My clients use Microshit Outlook Express and i'm having a lot of error
> > messages from qmail pop server:
> >
> > Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection. Possible causes
> > for this include server problems, network problems, or a long period of
> > inactivity. Account: 'infomoney', Server: 'mail.infomoney.com.br',
> > Protocol: POP3,
> > Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC0F
> >
> I don't think you will ever find the solution to this problem on this list.
> Unfortunately, the attitude of many of the people on this list is that if it
> concerns a Microsoft product, even if it concerns the way it interacts with
> qmail, it is a non-problem.  And basically they are right.  The
> closed-source nature of Microsoft products makes it impossible for anyone
> but Microsoft to correct or even identify the problem.
> 
> I do resent the people that say the solution is to use a better mail client.
> That is like saying the cure to sunburn is to not have the sun come up.
> People overwhelmingly choose to use MS products for various reasons, and
> these people are not necessarily losers because of it.  Not everyone has the
> capability or desire to be a Unix guru.  And not every shop has to deal with
> MS products, and I envy those.  But ISPs and many other installations HAVE
> to deal with them if you want to keep customers.   Not a choice.  Its a fact
> of life, just like the sun coming up.
> 
> All this ranting aside, there is a serious problem with the way Outlook and
> Outlook Express interface with qmail, but I don't think it is exclusive to
> qmail.  One of the reasons I migrated to qmail about 2 years ago was because
> I was experiencing the same problems that you are seeing with a but the
> product was called SLMail (for NT).  Migrating to qmail did not solve the
> problem, but it sure made it easier to go in and find the offending item and
> delete it when using the maildir configuration.  SLMail used a mailbox-type
> config where mail items are combined in one big text file.  Now when the
> customer or client calls and says Outlook is hanging on item 4 or 10, I can
> easily go into their maildir and delete the offending item instead of
> searching through a big text file.  In addition, I set up Sam's sqwebmail
> web-based interface which allows customers to go to the server and delete
> the offending item themselves.  This works well for those having recurring
> problems.
> 
> I have gathered a little bit of knowledge in dealing with this problem:
> 
> 1.  Sometimes the problem is just caused by a poor connection.
> Disconnecting and reconnecting may allow you to retrieve it.
> 2.  Sometimes there are control characters imbedded in email that makes
> Outlook barf.  If you identify this control char and delete it, Outlook will
> retrieve the mail successfully.  I think this causes most of the problems,
> but it is not usually apparent where the control character.  In some cases
> the control character looks like an 'at' sign with an underscore below it.
> 3.  It seems to hang more often on big items or items with attachments.
> This may just be due to the fact that the connection is open longer and has
> more work to do.
> 4.  Deleting the offending items always cures the problem if it is a
> corrupted file or one containing a 'bad' control character.  The client can
> retrieve the rest of the mail after the offending file is gone, without
> re-dialing.  If it is a connection problem, they may still not be able to
> retrieve the rest of the mail after the offending item is gone.  In that
> case they should try to reconnect, and troubleshooting should focus on the
> connection itself.
> 
> Sadly, that is the best I can do.  If you really want a solution, maybe the
> author of Outlook...or perhaps even Bill Gates would be willing help
> (right).
> 
> Dennis Duval
> 
> 
> 





Hi, i try to use relay-ctrl with my qmail but it does not work:

Trying 192.168.168.100...
Connected to ernie.sesamestreet.net.
Escape character is '^]'.
+OK <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
user olivleh1
+OK 
pass *
Error: relay-ctrl-allow cannot be run as root-ERR authorization failed
Connection closed by foreign host.
olivleh1@sina>

here are my start scripts an my defines.h from relay-ctrl:


%cat defines.h 
#ifndef CONFIGDIR
#define CONFIGDIR "/usr/local/etc/relay-ctrl"
#endif

#ifndef AGE_CMD
#define AGE_CMD "/usr/local/sbin/relay-ctrl-age"
#endif

#ifndef AGE_MINUTES
#define AGE_MINUTES 10
#endif

#ifndef BUFSIZE
#define BUFSIZE 4096
#endif

#ifndef RULESDIR
#define RULESDIR "/service/smtpd/"
#endif

#ifndef SPOOLDIR
#define SPOOLDIR "/var/qmail/relay-spool"
#endif

#ifndef TCPRULES
#define TCPRULES "/usr/local/bin/tcprules"
#endif

#ifndef SMTPRULES
#define SMTPRULES "tcp.smtp"
#endif

#ifndef SMTPCDB
#define SMTPCDB "tcp.smtp.cdb"
#endif

#ifndef SMTPFIXUP
#define SMTPFIXUP "smtp.fixup"
#endif
%grep "prefix" Makefile
prefix  = /usr/local
sbindir = $(prefix)/sbin
mandir  = $(prefix)/man
%

nun nochmal meien beiden run scripte:

%cd /service/pop3d/
%cat run
#!/bin/sh
exec 2>&1 \
envdir ./env \
sh -c 'exec '\
'softlimit ${DATALIMIT+"-d$DATALIMIT"} '\
'/usr/local/bin/tcpserver '\
'    -vDRHl0 '\
'    ${BACKLOG+"-b$BACKLOG"} '\
'    ${CONCURRENCY+"-c$CONCURRENCY"} '\
'    -xtcp.cdb '\
'    -- "${IP-0}" "${PORT-110}" '\
'/var/qmail/bin/qmail-popup `sed 1q /var/qmail/control/me` '\
'/usr/local/sbin/relay-ctrl-allow \'
'/usr/local/bin/checkpassword '\
'/var/qmail/bin/qmail-pop3d Maildir'
%cd /service/smtpd/
%cat run
#!/bin/sh
exec 2>&1 \
/usr/local/bin/envdir /var/qmail/service/smtpd/env \
sh -c 'exec '\
'/usr/local/bin/envuidgid qmaild '\
'/usr/local/bin/softlimit ${DATALIMIT+"-d$DATALIMIT"} '\
'/usr/local/bin/tcpserver '\
'    -vUDRHl0 '\
'    ${BACKLOG+"-b$BACKLOG"} '\
'    ${CONCURRENCY+"-c$CONCURRENCY"} '\
'    -xtcp.cdb '\
'    -- "${IP-0}" "${PORT-25}" '\
'/var/qmail/bin/qmail-smtpd'
%

i had installed relay-ctrl with 'make root-install'

%ls -alois /usr/local/sbin/relay*
326372  9 -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  - 8839 Nov  8 15:15
/usr/local/sbin/relay-ctrl-age
326256  7 -rwsr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  - 6765 Nov  8 15:15
/usr/local/sbin/relay-ctrl-allow
%


Olli


-- 
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Having trouble in Unix? Be root!




Hey,

I am trying to use a dot-qmail file called .qmail-clayton.cottingham and it
seems that qmail can't handle files with dots in them. It works fine without
the dot. Is this true? How can I make it work?

thanks.

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---------------------------------------------------------
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Gary Richardson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> 
> I am trying to use a dot-qmail file called .qmail-clayton.cottingham and it
> seems that qmail can't handle files with dots in them. It works fine without
> the dot. Is this true?

It's documented, so it must be true.

> How can I make it work?

Read any of the numerous qmail FAQs, or the man page for dot-qmail.  Pay
particular attention to the "Extension Addresses" section.

Charles
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GPL'ed software available at:  http://www.qcc.sk.ca/~charlesc/software/
Any opinions expressed are just that -- my opinions.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------




Gary,

Try replacing the . with a : and deliver again.

-Martin


$ man dot-qmail
----------------
       WARNING: For security, qmail-local replaces  any  dots  in
       ext  with  colons  before checking .qmail-ext.  For conve-
       nience, qmail-local converts any uppercase letters in  ext
       to lowercase.

On 8 Nov 2000, Gary Richardson wrote:

 : Hey,
 : 
 : I am trying to use a dot-qmail file called .qmail-clayton.cottingham and it
 : seems that qmail can't handle files with dots in them. It works fine without
 : the dot. Is this true? How can I make it work?
 : 
 : thanks.
 : 
 : 

-- 
Martin A. Brown --- SecurePipe Communications --- [EMAIL PROTECTED]





I hate to rant, and I know that the it says to read the FAQ and documentation,
etc., before posting, but wouldn't it have been easier than writing the complete
response to just give him the answer, and even if you didn't know the answer, not
comment at all and let someone who does, give the answer.

It's so much easier than the "treat someone like an idiot and tell them to
RTFM" approach.  Someone asks in ignorance and you smack him down.  The fact of
the matter is that there is SO much information available to the qmail community
and it's not well organized, I'm surprised we don't see more of these questions.
It's a known flaw to open source (ok, so this is flame bait, but it's true, and I
support open source).

Sorry, just my $0.02

Charles Cazabon wrote:

> Gary Richardson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >
> > I am trying to use a dot-qmail file called .qmail-clayton.cottingham and it
> > seems that qmail can't handle files with dots in them. It works fine without
> > the dot. Is this true?
>
> It's documented, so it must be true.
>
> > How can I make it work?
>
> Read any of the numerous qmail FAQs, or the man page for dot-qmail.  Pay
> particular attention to the "Extension Addresses" section.
>
> Charles
> --
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Charles Cazabon                            <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> GPL'ed software available at:  http://www.qcc.sk.ca/~charlesc/software/
> Any opinions expressed are just that -- my opinions.
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------

--
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MyComputer.com System Admin
Our Tools.  Your Site.

Just remember, if the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off.
--






also sprach egarff:
> I hate to rant,

Then don't. (Remainder snipped.)

The point is that by pointing the original poster to the documentation, he
might actually do *his* *own* *homework* (horrors!). In the process, he
might actually learn something more than what he was asking.

For instance, what if, after his original question, he asked, ``What are the
valid formats for lines in a .qmail file?'' Or what if he didn't ask but was
curious? Wow, that appears in the dot-qmail manpage as well.

Further, Mr. Cazabon did NOT treat anyone ``like an idiot''. He *did* say,
basically, RTFM even while pointing out the exact FM. What exactly would you
have him do, reproduce the documentation for the mailing list everytime the
question comes up? That's why there is documentation at all!

One last interesting comment: In two years of running qmail on about six or
seven different machines in different environments, I have *never* (that I
can remember) found the documentation lacking. Chaotic or not, the qmail
home page at <http://www.qmail.org/> is as comprehensive as anything I've
ever seen.

/pg
-- 
Peter Green : Gospel Communications Network, SysAdmin : [EMAIL PROTECTED]
---
"It's easier to make up sayings people like to hear than sayings they
like to heed."
--- Larry Wall





This will be my last email on this, since "I hate to rant", but not liking to,
and not refusing to are two different things.

Peter Green wrote:

> The point is that by pointing the original poster to the documentation, he
> might actually do *his* *own* *homework* (horrors!). In the process, he
> might actually learn something more than what he was asking.
>
> For instance, what if, after his original question, he asked, ``What are the
> valid formats for lines in a .qmail file?'' Or what if he didn't ask but was
> curious? Wow, that appears in the dot-qmail manpage as well.

I give on this portion.  Though, perhaps it would have been better to say "here
is the answer, although if you look at the man page for <blah> you may find
other useful information as well".

>
>
> Further, Mr. Cazabon did NOT treat anyone ``like an idiot''. He *did* say,
> basically, RTFM even while pointing out the exact FM. What exactly would you
> have him do, reproduce the documentation for the mailing list everytime the
> question comes up? That's why there is documentation at all!

I feel that he did treat him like an idiot with the blatant statement "It's
documented, so it must be true.", it's a statement of "Haha, a opportunity to
be snide".

>
>
> One last interesting comment: In two years of running qmail on about six or
> seven different machines in different environments, I have *never* (that I
> can remember) found the documentation lacking. Chaotic or not, the qmail
> home page at <http://www.qmail.org/> is as comprehensive as anything I've
> ever seen.

Re-reading my original email to verify, I discovered that I had said the same
exact thing, that being "...The fact of the matter is that there is SO much
information available to the qmail community and it's not well organized...".
I guess it was my hidden call for some organization of documentation.

<snip>

--
Eric Garff
MyComputer.com System Admin
Our Tools.  Your Site.

Just remember, if the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off.
--






Gary Richardson writes:
 > Hey,
 > 
 > I am trying to use a dot-qmail file called .qmail-clayton.cottingham and it
 > seems that qmail can't handle files with dots in them. It works fine without
 > the dot. Is this true? How can I make it work?

If you run
    http://www.qmail.org/qmail-lint-0.55
it will answer your question.  In fact, run that program whenever
your qmail installation is doing something strange.

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Crynwr sells support for free software  | PGPok | 
521 Pleasant Valley Rd. | +1 315 268 1925 voice | This space for rent
Potsdam, NY 13676-3213  | +1 315 268 9201 FAX   | 




Good afternoon, y'all...

Has anyone exprienced problems with VERP and recipients behind Lotus
Domino?  I've been having some problems with a few of my ezmlm
recipients that are using Lotus Domino as their mail server.  It appears
that Domino flagrantly flies in the face of RFC822 by rejecting any
"mail from:<blah>" containing an equals sign.  Ex:

[insyte@blah insyte]$ telnet scooby.helpsystems.com 25
Trying 209.32.71.125...
Connected to scooby.helpsystems.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 SMTP service ready
helo doofus
250 Requested mail action okay, completed
mail from:<[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
553 Requested action not taken: mailbox name not allowed
quit
221 SMTP server closing transmission channel
Connection closed by foreign host.
[insyte@blah insyte]$ 

Anyone else seen this?  Does anyone have any spiffy ideas for working
around this?  Perhaps some way to rewrite the headers to a few specific
users to eliminate the VERP?

I tried posting this to the ezmlm list, but I haven't seen any traffic
there for weeks...

Thanks,
Ben

-- 
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MAILER-DAEMON                                         (612) 321-9290 x101
Bitstream Underground                                   www.bitstream.net




Good afternoon, y'all...

Has anyone exprienced problems with VERP and recipients behind Lotus
Domino?  I've been having some problems with a few of my ezmlm
recipients that are using Lotus Domino as their mail server.  It appears
that Domino flagrantly flies in the face of RFC822 by rejecting any
"mail from:<blah>" containing an equals sign.  Ex:

[insyte@blah insyte]$ telnet scooby.helpsystems.com 25
Trying 209.32.71.125...
Connected to scooby.helpsystems.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 SMTP service ready
helo doofus
250 Requested mail action okay, completed
mail from:<[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
553 Requested action not taken: mailbox name not allowed
quit
221 SMTP server closing transmission channel
Connection closed by foreign host.
[insyte@blah insyte]$

Anyone else seen this?  Does anyone have any spiffy ideas for working
around this?  Perhaps some way to rewrite the headers to a few specific
users to eliminate the VERP?

I tried posting this to the ezmlm list, but I haven't seen any traffic
there for weeks...

Thanks,
Ben

-- 
Ben Beuchler                                         [EMAIL PROTECTED]
MAILER-DAEMON                                         (612) 321-9290 x101
Bitstream Underground                                   www.bitstream.net




On Wed, 8 Nov 2000, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

> [insyte@blah insyte]$ telnet scooby.helpsystems.com 25
> Trying 209.32.71.125...
> Connected to scooby.helpsystems.com.
> Escape character is '^]'.
> 220 SMTP service ready
> helo doofus
> 250 Requested mail action okay, completed
> mail from:<[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> 553 Requested action not taken: mailbox name not allowed
> quit
> 221 SMTP server closing transmission channel
> Connection closed by foreign host.
> [insyte@blah insyte]$

220 notes.crazy.com ESMTP Service (Lotus Domino Release 5.0.4) ready
at Thu, 9 Nov 2000 15:12:27 +1100
helo doofus
250 notes.crazy.com Hello doofus ([10.0.0.1]), pleased to meet you
mail from:<[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
250 [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sender OK

No probs here.

B
-- 
FATAL SYSTEM ERROR: Press F13 to continue... 




On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 04:46:29PM -0800, Ben Beuchler wrote:
> Connected to scooby.helpsystems.com.
> Escape character is '^]'.
> 220 SMTP service ready

This doesn't look like a Lotus Mailserver.

> helo doofus
> 250 Requested mail action okay, completed
> mail from:<[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> 553 Requested action not taken: mailbox name not allowed

I'd say that is a completely screwed up smtp server or maybe a firewall.

> Anyone else seen this?  Does anyone have any spiffy ideas for working
> around this?  Perhaps some way to rewrite the headers to a few specific
> users to eliminate the VERP?

Tried a few things with our Lotus Domino Servers and they all work fine
even with VERPish sender addresses 

Don't care too much, ezmlm will happily remove the users after some time :-)

I usually simply ignore these errors, because I am really tired to try
to work around the 1000th broken mailserver out there written by ppl or a
company or maintained by someone who doesn't have a clue.
They don't pay someone who knows what he's doing, so why should I invest
time (and thus my company's money) just to get mail through their
broken system.
I'd also do myself a favour and save some bits of bandwidth and cpu cycles
and block those hosts/addresses (tcpcontrol and/or badmailfrom).

        \Maex

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Hi guys,

I don't very understand the qmail delivery procedure.
I got couple questions.

If a email bounced back, how offen the qmail will try to send it again?
try how many times?

and how long the qmail will give up?

If qmail give up, how it process the bounced email? delete it from queue
and forward it to Mail-daemon@localhost?

Can we control  the retry interval  and the longest waiting time?

Is it possible qmail forget a mail in the queue? if so, how can we dump
it out?

my qmail yesterday  sunddenly sent a 2-week-old local domain email to a
co-worker.

this really bother some people,

Thanks for help.











Has anyone successfully installed qmail on Mac OSX public beta?  i get
this far:

auto-str.c: In function `main':
auto-str.c:15: warning: return type of `main' is not `int'
./load auto-str substdio.a error.a str.a 
/usr/bin/ld: can't use -s with input files containg indirect symbols
(output file must contain at least global symbols, for maximum stripping
use -x)
make: *** [auto-str] Error 1

I can't say that I know what an indirect symbol is.  Any ideas? 

I hear that some people had success with OSX-Server, but I don't see why
OSX (non-server) would be any different with respect to a program like
qmail.

---Matt





On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 02:31:04PM -0800, Matt Harrington wrote:
> Has anyone successfully installed qmail on Mac OSX public beta?  i get
> this far:
> 
> auto-str.c: In function `main':
> auto-str.c:15: warning: return type of `main' is not `int'
> ./load auto-str substdio.a error.a str.a 
> /usr/bin/ld: can't use -s with input files containg indirect symbols
> (output file must contain at least global symbols, for maximum stripping
> use -x)
> make: *** [auto-str] Error 1
> 
> I can't say that I know what an indirect symbol is.  Any ideas? 
> 
> I hear that some people had success with OSX-Server, but I don't see why
> OSX (non-server) would be any different with respect to a program like
> qmail.

I've managed to compile qmail under MacOSX-server and from what I
remember I had some similar problems. I don't know it all by
heart since it was about 18 months ago :) but I think I still
have some notes about it. I'll mail it to the list later on
today.

-- 
Jörgen Persson




* Hans-Juergen Schwarz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> I just trie to install qmail depending on LWQ.
> 1. I´m running Suse 6.4

SuSE *sucks* -> http://www.fehcom.de/qmail/qmail_suse.html - this should
really be in LWQ ;-)
-- 
Robin S. Socha <http://socha.net/>




One of our developers developed a web based form for email.
He did not put in anything for handling mail with blank TO/FROM fields,
so...
Now I have ~3500 messages sitting in the queue like:

8 Nov 2000 22:36:25 GMT  #581646  2160  <> 
        remote  [EMAIL PROTECTED]

server.domain.com does not listen on port 25, so qmail complains about not
being able to establish an
SMTP connection.

My question is, can I delete all these messages from the queue in one shot?
and if so, how would I go about 
doing so.

thanks,
~Doug




 
> My question is, can I delete all these messages from the queue in one shot?
> and if so, how would I go about
> doing so.

get this utility: http://www.redwoodsoft.com/~dru/programs/mailRemove.py
it's very handy to remove some unwanted queue.

regards,
pampie

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ok i'm lost!!!  i've installed qmail twice now, following lwq, but i am
a total newbie to linux :-(   i'm running redhat 6.2, i have a static ip
of 12.7.223.212 which my isp is pointing 4 domains to (they are my
primary & secondary name servers, but they won't host ). I can send
using qmail-inject but when i try to send to [EMAIL PROTECTED] from
another machine it bounces back to me???  i realize this is a dns
problem but i've been trying for 2 weeks and i've run out of ideas...  i
tried setting resolv.conf to
nameserver 127.0.0.1
nameserver blkft.com
but when the machine rebooted because of a power failure it went back to
my isp address???
can someone point me to any good resources for dumbies???  or give me
any advice???
Thanks!!!
Terry Thomas
(sorry no signature!!!)





qmail-inject currently does not allow addresses of the following format:

hostmaster@opennic

If defaultdomain is left empty, then "defaultdomain" is appended to the
address.  If QMAILDEFAULTDOMAIN is set to "", then a "." is appended to
the address:

hostmaster@opennic.

The RFC is pretty clear that legal domain names have the format

domain = subdomain*(.subdomain)

Does anybody know whether this is an intended feature or a bug?  Based
on my research, it appears this particular "feature" isn't compliant
with the RFC.  

There is an entire world of alternative TLDs out there, of which opennic
is one (see http://www.opennic.unrated.net for more details).  If this
is, in fact, a bug, I've got a patch which will prevent qmail-inject
from appending a "." when QMAILDEFAULTDOMAIN is set to "".  But I wanted
to make sure this was truly a problem in need of a fix.

  --Brian

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On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 09:59:33PM -0600, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> If this
> is, in fact, a bug, I've got a patch which will prevent qmail-inject
> from appending a "." when QMAILDEFAULTDOMAIN is set to "".  But I wanted
> to make sure this was truly a problem in need of a fix.

Why should anyone need a patch?
Simply don't set QMAILDEFAULTDOMAIN at all.
The problem ist not with qmail-inject, it's a configuration error.

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Hi all!!
While I'm trying to send mail to my qmail server I
received an error saying "451 unable to exec qq
(#4.3.0) (secure SSL)".

What's the solution


Sifat


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At 21:13 08.11.00 -0800, Md. Sifat Ullah Patwary wrote:
>Hi all!!
>While I'm trying to send mail to my qmail server I
>received an error saying "451 unable to exec qq
>(#4.3.0) (secure SSL)".
                         ^
Is is possible to combine qmail with ssl?
If it is so I will know of a new feature.

Regards,
Ruprecht


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Hi!!
Anyway I found out the solution. It was the permission
problem of qmail-queue.

Its working now...


Sifat.


--- "Md. Sifat Ullah Patwary" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
wrote:
> Hi all!!
> While I'm trying to send mail to my qmail server I
> received an error saying "451 unable to exec qq
> (#4.3.0) (secure SSL)".
> 
> What's the solution
> 
> 
> Sifat
> 
> 
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> one Place.
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Im using Qmail with vpopmail and I'm trying to figure out how to be able to
send a forwarding message to
an external account.

I have a couple of servers with Qmail and vpopmail on them, but the one in
question is diffrent from the others somehow.

Here's the case:

The domain is ermax.dk, and let's say the user is edb
The 'edb' user is just a pop account, and dosn't have any aliases.
The directory listing for that account is : /home/vpopmail/domains/ermax/edb
When mail is received for [EMAIL PROTECTED] a copy should be sent to a GSM phone,
eq: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

On my other server I solved this by editing the alias files under
/home/vpopmail/domains/<domain>/.qmail-fjw

Like so :

/home/vpopmail/domains/wise.no/frank/Maildir/
&[EMAIL PROTECTED]       

And it works just fine!
But when I tried doing the same on the other server and with ermax.dk is
just wouldn't deliver to any address at all, local or
remote.
I guess this has got something to do with the fact at there are no aliases
under ermax.dk, but is there a way to do forwarding
to a secound account remotely with just the pop account?


best regards,

Frank James Wilson
Hostmaster Web Trade Norway AS
Rusløkkveien 14, N-0123 Oslo, Norway
E-Mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Tel: +47 24 13 48 00, Fax:  +47 24 13 48 01
Dir: +47 24 13 48 35, GSM:+47 99 55 30 35





Hi,
I'd like to forward a copy of any outgoing mails from user A in my local
domain to user B in my local domain.
I know how to make that for user A incoming mails, but I cannot find any
solution for outgoing mails.
Need help !
Thanx
Sebastien





Hi all...
 
I have a question regarding backing up the vast amounts of qmail that our corp is going to compile.
I intend on using Maildir and IMAP to store all email on the qmail server.
What is the best way to store, potentially, 20 to 50 gigs of email ?
Is there a GPL BRU style backup util ?
Obviously, a tape drive will be needed to store the mail, so the GPL backup util would have the support tape drives.
 
Any suggestions would be appreciated ?
 
Cheers
Dennis


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