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where are incoming messages stored?

In article <slrn79votk.d6.ncrose@localhost.localdomain>,
Chip Rose. <ncrose@exis.net> wrote:
>My setup *used* to work, but after uninstalling sendmail and trying to
>use qmail (which I couldn't get to work even with an RPM), I can't use
>fetchmail anymore, even after reinstalling the sendmail.rpm
>(as root, and re-login).

Are you sure that sendmail is again running on the SMTP port?  Check
for a line in /etc/inetd.conf to invoke qmail's qmail-smtpd, or a
tcpserver process running that invokes qmail-smtpd.  If either of these
is present, qmail has not completely gone (and the missing messages are
probably under /var/qmail/queue/mess/).

You should also check that you have a process `sendmail -bd' running,
and that there are no messages in /var/log/messages about sendmail being
unable to bind to port 25.

Assuming the RPMs have done all the right things, rebooting is probably
the simplest way to reinstate sendmail fully.

Tim.
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Original headers:

From: tjg@ltpcg.star.le.ac.uk (Tim J Goodwin)
Newsgroups: comp.mail.sendmail
Subject: Re: where are incoming messages stored?
Date: 19 Jan 1999 14:48:48 -0000
Message-ID: <78260g$g4k$1@ltpcg.star.le.ac.uk>
References: <slrn79votk.d6.ncrose@localhost.localdomain>

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