error using fetchmail: Query status=2 (SOCKET)

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error using fetchmail: Query status=2 (SOCKET)

Postby Riko on Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:01 pm

Hi all,

I recentely switch to LMDE (from Nadia from Maya from Ubuntu). I use fetchmail in a cronjob to extract certain emails automatically from our corporate mail server using imap with ssl on a regular basis. This setup is working flawlessly since years, however not anymore since I installed LMDE. This is the essential output of fetchmail:

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fetchmail: IMAP> A0001 CAPABILITY
fetchmail: Unknown login or authentication error on user@imap-server
fetchmail: socket error while fetching from user@imap-server
fetchmail: 6.3.21 querying imap-server (protocol IMAP) at Mon 25 Mar 2013 08:47:38 PM CET: poll completed
fetchmail: Query status=2 (SOCKET)
fetchmail: normal termination, status 2


As I said, this was working fine before, is still working fine on a parallel install of Bodhi Linux but not on LMDE. I assume, it has something to do with the system wide ssl or fetchmal config, but so far haven't found any hint yet what it might be.

Thanks and cheers,
Riko
Dell Latitude E6230 with Intel i7, 8GB RAM, 500 GB SSD
dual boot: LMDE and Antergos both running gnome-shell
surviving in a Windows world with VMware WS 10 and Crossover 13
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Re: error using fetchmail: Query status=2 (SOCKET)

Postby Riko on Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:50 am

Hi again,

just my own follow-up in case someone else encounters this problem. After installing different versions of fetchmail and/or openssl I still couldn't get it to work. I don't have time (probably nor the expertise) to solve it myself. But, a work around that did it for me is

1) do a local port forwarding via ssh using stunnel to the imap server
2) connect fetchmail to the local host without ssl

That works for me. Since thjis works while fetchmail/ssl doesn't, I conclude that somehow the interplay of fetchmail and openssl under LMDE screws up the direct connection.

Anyway, just thought I drop this here.

Cheers, Riko
Dell Latitude E6230 with Intel i7, 8GB RAM, 500 GB SSD
dual boot: LMDE and Antergos both running gnome-shell
surviving in a Windows world with VMware WS 10 and Crossover 13
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