fetchmail core dumping

Rob spamrefuse at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 21 17:07:11 PST 2006

Jim wrote:
> spike# fetchmail -v
> fetchmail: WARNING: Running as root is discouraged.
> fetchmail: removing stale lockfile
> fetchmail: 6.3.2 querying (protocol
> POP3) at Tue Feb 21 
> 16:38:52 2006: poll started
> Segmentation fault (core dumped)
> Not sure what I can do to fix this. Any pointers
> greatly appreciated.

What version of FreeBSD do you use?
I have fetchmail-6.3.2_1 installed on a 6-Stable PC.
No problems.

Does your rc file have the proper syntax?
This is mine:

# fetchmailrc
set invisible
set postmaster "postmaster"
set no bouncemail
set no spambounce
set properties ""
set daemon 30
poll localhost with proto IMAP port 22143
  user 'myid' there with password 'mypasswd' is \
       'myid' here options fetchall
  folder INBOX.MYMAILBOX                              

Ah, note that I make use of an ssh-tunnel from
localhost port 22143 to port 143 on the imap server.
You may want to replace 'localhost' and 22143 by
your appropriate settings.
However, remember that pop3 and imap is too
insecure when not using encryption!


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