When running fetchyahoo interactively, an error message about an invalid
hostname is displayed. The displayed hostname seems to be doubled, which
effectively makes it invalid. As a result, the application fails to empty the
bulk folder even if the 'empty-bulk = 1' parameter is set in the configuration
Steps to Reproduce:
1. emerge fetchyahoo V2.5-r1
2. create a configuration file for fetchyahoo
3. execute fetchyahoo, giving the configuration file as parameter
4. watch the error message ;-)
Example of output, showing the error:
500 Can't connect to fr.f207.mail.yahoo.comhttp::80 (Bad hostname
Warning: Couldn't empty bulk.
Emptied the bulk folder.
Note that when running fetchyahoo from France, the applications gets redirected
to yahoo.fr to fetch the mail. (Even if the mail account is set to
email@example.com) I'm unsure if this may be triggering the error, but it's
I think that this is really a job for Ravi, the guy who wrote FetchYahoo, not the Gentoo folks. Have you tryed a more recent version of FetchYahoo? 2.8.0 is in portage (marked as unstable) and the 2.8.0 ebuild can easily be used to install the latest 2.8.2 if you rename it.
I've personally found that I have to keep updating my fetchyahoo to keep up with the yahoo site redesigns.....
Please try a newer version of fetchyahoo that is in the tree (2.8.2).
Also, note that your config file will need a "empty-bulk" option set to 1 in
order for bulk folder emptying to happen. I personally don't use the option
because I don't find yahoo's spam catcher to particularly reliable. However, I did just verify that it works for me.
I am going to close this bug. If you still have this problem, consider filing a bug upstream. If not, re-open this bug, but note that all I may be able to do is
to file it upstream myself with the maintainer of fetchyahoo.