I'm trying to configure fetchmail on my OSX 10.5.6 box. I've setup my .fetchmailrc as follows:
poll my.mailserver.com with proto IMAP timeout 30 user "username" is "username" here options ssl keep
I'm using a .netrc file to store my usernames/passwords as so:
machine my.mailserver.com login username password secret
However, when I run fetchmail I get the following error:
reading message email@example.com:1 of 458 (4436 octets) fetchmail: timeout after 30 seconds waiting for listener to respond. fetchmail: socket error while fetching from firstname.lastname@example.org and delivering to SMTP host localhost fetchmail: Query status=2 (SOCKET) fetchmail: Server certificate verification error: unable to get local issuer certificate fetchmail: Server certificate verification error: certificate not trusted fetchmail: Server certificate verification error: unable to verify the first certificate fetchmail: Error exchanging credentials
It seems fetchmail can login OK but it fails to deliver anything to postfix (which I've verified is up and running by telnetting to localhost:25).
Next I invoked fetchmail with -vv flags to get some extra info about what is happening. I notice the following strange message:
Trying to connect to 188.8.131.52/25...fetchmail: timeout after 5 seconds waiting for listener to respond. fetchmail: 6.3.8 querying my.mailserver.com (protocol POP3) at Tue, 14 Jul 2009 18:20:09 +1000 (EST): poll completed fetchmail: discarding new UID list fetchmail: Query status=2 (SOCKET)
That IP address is very strange. Shouldn't fetchmail only be trying to connect to localhost for message delivery? A quick nslookup reveals the target host domain is one jankymail-mx1.g.dreamhost.com. wtf?
This is all with out-of-the-box fetchmail install btw -- it's a brand new iMac! Does anyone have an idea what could be happening or what I'm doing wrong?