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Subject:   using Mail.app to check unix mail
Date:   2003-04-09 17:50:32
From:   jswayze
Response to: using Mail.app to check unix mail

After following the instructions, I get the following message in Mail.app:


Unable to connect. There may be a problem with the mail server or network. Check the settings for account “UNIX Mail” or try again.


It seems like it's having a hard time connecting to 127.0.0.1. I'm wondering, do I have to have some certain network services turned on in order for this to work?


Also, I'm not seeing how this IMAP server (if it's even running - I have no way of knowing) knows how to get the messages from my /var/mail/jswayze file.


I'm really confused on this one, and on top of that, it doesn't even work. :(


I'm using "popread" to send my incoming mail through spamassassin, and that seems to work - I can see my messages when I type "mail" at the Unix prompt. However, I'm dead in the water after that, and can't get the message to show up in Mail.app.


Help here would surely be appreciated. I'm feeling the heavy weight of UNIX after 4 hours of trying to get this to work.


Thanks,


Jeff

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  • using Mail.app to check unix mail
    2003-10-30 08:10:58  anonymous2 [View]

    Look at this article. It looks like you need also to configure netinfo and to restart inetd.

    http://www.stepwise.com/Articles/Workbench/eart.2.2.html

    Regards,
    Andrey Babak
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