Re: Ifcico not sending outbound mail

Pablo Saratxaga (
31 Aug 1999 22:35:49 -0000

Li 29 Aug 1999 03:37:42 +0200,
Kari Suomela <> scrţjheut:

KS> I have succeeded in getting Ifico to *receive* mail, when a node polls
KS> in, but the outbound mail doesn't get delivered. There is nothing in
KS> the log to even indicate an attempt to do so.

I bet the mail is in 'hold' flavour.
By default hold mail is not sent; it waits other come to get it.

You can change that by using the NoHold keyword in config file; eg:

options (time Any0001-2359) NoHold NoJanus Hydra

KS> I removed the domains from config, since Ifico was creating outbound
KS> directories not compatible with Binkley. (No domains used in Binkley)

When you talk about Binkley... it is Binkley on Linux or on DOS ?

If it is on DOS think that the path aren't the same ( \ vs / );
there is a keyword in ifmail to handle that:

outbound /var/spool/ifmail/fidonet
dosoutbound c:\fidonet\fidonet

real outbound is /var/spool/ifmail/fidonet but c:\fidonet\fidonet will
be shown; that is file /var/spool/ifmail/fidonet/12345678.out
will be shown as c:\fidonet\fidonet\12345678.out in the *.?lo files;
thus allowing to use the outbound with DOS and with Linux.

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