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Re: [Nmh-workers] slocal (or something) consumes mail

From: Josh Bressers
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] slocal (or something) consumes mail
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 15:10:49 -0500

> I'm tearing my hair over this stupid problem!
> On my workstation (RH 9) I use nmh and slocal works just fine.
> This is the .forward file
> "|/usr/local/nmh1/lib/slocal -user wilson"
> The .maildelivery file is large and has given no problems.
> On my new Emperorlinux Thinkpad T42 running Fedora Core 4,
> I have exactly the same setup.  BUT, both good mail and spam
> simply disappear!  If I remove the .forward file, all mail
> is delivered to my mailbox (/var/spool/mail/wilson) normally.  
> If .forward is present, mail that I know is at the ISP (e.g., I've sent 
> to myself) is lost: I do fetchmail, then inc (just as on the workstation), 
> but nothing is inc'd.  If the mail is spam, nothing appears in $HOME/.spam


Try running slocal through strace:

echo testing | strace /usr/lib/nmh/slocal -user wilson

See if anything is obviously wrong.

You may also want to try installing the nmh rpm from Fedora Extras to see
if that works as expected.


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