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[ale] postfix and fetchmail

On Fri, 4 May 2001, Wandered Inn wrote:

> I've been using fetchmail to download email from a machine recently and
> it was, by default, dropping the email into /var/spool/mail/USERID .
> I just started doing this a couple of days ago in order to download a
> bunch of email that had been sitting on a mail server at work.
> Everything seemed to work fine.  I attempted to download  a number of
> messages this morning, but they did not show up in
> /var/spool/mail/USERID.  I thought the were trashed, but then started
> digging around and found a boatload of files in the
> /var/spool/postfix/deferred directory.  I executed the postfix flush
> command and the files seem to have jumped to the
> /var/spool/postfix/active directory.
> Question is, how do I get these things over to the
> /var/spool/mail/USERID directory?

enter password
cd /var/spool/postfix/active
mv ./* /var/spool/mail/USERID/
pine (or whatever)

Something many folks seem to be forgetting lately...

ANY *nix system is just a big mess of files. Nothing fancy...just files.
Move 'em if you need to.

Jonathan Rickman
X Corps Security

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