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Re: avoiding mail loops in fetchmail



Ankush Grover wrote:
My fetchmail configuration file
poll mailserver  localdomains domainname
user " "  with pass " " to * here flush

I am having catchall mailbox (multidrop mailbox) what happens is that
when there is mails for 2 or more users in the catchall box the mail
recieved by the user is 2 or more means if there are 4 mails then each
user will get 4 mails .I want to avoid mail loops.I have posted my
fetchmailrc above .Please have a look at it and tell me how to avoid
loops.

I am using catchall for many users in my office and so I want to send
the mails from the catchall mailbox to the respective users.

How does fetchmail know who to deliver the mail to?


Are you aware of the well-known issues regarding using multidrop mailboxes like this with fetchmail (see the fetchmail man page)? Basically, unless your MTA adds a suitable header (e.g. Delivered-To:) to indicate the actual recipient of the email, or there is one already there (e.g. a To: or Cc: header), it won't work.

Paul.


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