[Pkg-exim4-users] flawed configuration causes mail server errors

Haines Brown brownh at hartford-hwp.com
Wed Dec 26 18:49:37 UTC 2007

> * Haines Brown:
> > I've been fiddling with exim4 and sa-exim, under Debian etch, and
> > believe I've retreated to my original (monolithic)
> > configuration. However, an artifact of that experiment are periodic
> > error messages coming back from my ISP's mail server. For perhaps one
> > out of three fetchmail reports I get, for example: 
> >
> >   fetchmail: Server CommonName mismatch: localhost 
> >   	     != pop.hartford-hwp.com
> Is pop.hartford-hwp.com one of your hosts?

I assume that my hosts are the names listed in /etc/hosts, and
these are:		localhost.localdomain localhost     	teufel.hartford-hwp.com teufel 

The "pop.hartford-hwp.com" is, I assume, the address of the POP server
on my ISP's mail server. Surely the mail server isn't complaining that
pop.hartford-hwp.com isn't the name of the host. 

This address comes up only in connection with fetchmail's poll command:

     poll pop.hartford-hwp.com

It sounds like my ISP's mail server does not see that
"pop.hartford-hwp.com" is a legitimate name for my POP account. 

Haines Brown

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