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Re: [bug-mailutils] RMAIL/movemail probs - any more ideas

From: Duke Normandin
Subject: Re: [bug-mailutils] RMAIL/movemail probs - any more ideas
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 05:11:30 -0600 (MDT)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (DEB 1167 2008-08-23)

On Wed, 22 Sep 2010, Sergey Poznyakoff wrote:

Hello Sergey!

> > I've run out of ideas, about movemail not working from RMAIL, other
> > than to ask if there's a way to log _all_ movemail activity, whether
> > it was executed from CLI or RMAIL?
> The only way to log its activity is by using the --verbose option.

OK! Does --verbose create a log file anywhere, or do I have to
redirect the output?

> I'll need some more emacs-related info in order to help you.  In
> particular, what is your rmail configuration (contents of your
> ~/.emacs file)?

;; Duke's .emacs file for Xubuntu - created 27 July 2010
;; Provide a useful error trace if loading .emacs fails.
(setq debug-on-error t)

(if (boundp 'running-xemacs)
    ; Xemacs doesn't understand ~ expansion directly.
    (setq my-emacs-dir (expand-file-name "~/.emacs.d/"))
  ;(else GNU Emacs
  (setq my-emacs-dir "~/.emacs.d/site-lisp/")        ;concat this to dir names.
);;;;; Global Settings ;;;;;

(setq load-path (cons my-emacs-dir load-path))

 '(mail-default-headers "User-Agent: RMAIL; GNU Mailutils 2.1; GNU Emacs 23.1")
 '(mail-default-reply-to "address@hidden")
 '(mail-envelope-from "address@hidden")
 '(mail-specify-envelope-from t)
 '(mail-yank-prefix "> ")
 '(rmail-file-name "~/RMAIL")
 '(rmail-highlighted-headers "^From:\\|^Subject:\\|^User-Agent")
 '(rmail-movemail-program "/usr/bin/movemail")
 '(rmail-preserve-inbox t)
 '(rmail-primary-inbox-list (quote 
 '(show-paren-mode t)
 '(size-indication-mode t)
 '(user-full-name "Duke Normandin")
 '(user-mail-address "address@hidden"))

;; (setq user-full-name "Duke Normandin")
(setq send-mail-function 'smtpmail-send-it)
(require 'smtpmail)

  ;; custom-set-faces was added by Custom.
  ;; If you edit it by hand, you could mess it up, so be careful.
  ;; Your init file should contain only one such instance.
  ;; If there is more than one, they won't work right.
 '(rmail-header-name ((t (:inherit font-lock-function-name-face :foreground 

;; The following line s/b the last line of the file
; Turn off debug-on-error now that file loaded.
;;(setq debug-on-error nil)

> Is ~/RMAIL created?  If so, is it empty or does it contain
> something?

~$ ls -l RMAIL
-rw-r--r-- 1 dnormandin dnormandin 0 2010-09-20 12:22 RMAIL

It is always empty.

> Do you see any mail-specific diagnostics in the "*Messages*" buffer?

None! Everything _appears_ to be working. Here's the very latest
output after firing-up RMAIL:

Empty Rmail file.
Counting messages...done
Getting mail from the remote server ...
(No new mail has arrived)
0 new messages read
No mail. [2 times]


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