Re: Fetchmail Complaining

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Cameron Simpson wrote:
On 18Jul2006 23:46, Lovell Mcilwain <[email protected]> wrote:
| Fetchmail on my machine is complaining that it can't read my .procmailrc file
| in my home directory that is used for mail filtering.
| What I am getting in my fetchmail log is:
| procmail: Suspicious rcfile "/home/lmcilwain/.procmailrc"
| procmail: Couldn't read "/home/lmcilwain/.procmailrc"

It would be nicer if it said "refusing to read"...

| Nothing has changed with this file in months and all of a sudden it just
| stopped working.
| Here are the permissions on my .procmailrc file:
| -rw-r--r-- 1 lmcilwai lmcilwai 1484 18 Jul 23:34 .procmailrc

Is your home directory group or world writeable?
Well I lied, My home directory turned out to be world writeable... This is something I must have done by mistake as I was trying to work on sharing a folder via smb and getting complaints about not having permission to access the folder.
I reset the permission as best as possible and got fetchmail working again.

Thanks for your help, I appreciate it.
If so, procmail reckons someone could have replaced your .procmailrc.

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