An updated fetchmail package that fixes a bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Fetchmail is a remote mail retrieval and forwarding utility intended for use over on-demand TCP/IP links, like SLIP or PPP connections.
Previously, fetchmail would fail with a socket error when attempting to write to a BSMTP (Batch Simple Mail Transport Protocol) batch file when downloading mail. It failed with a socket error after writing the first header to the BSMTP batch file and displayed, "socket error while fetching from". As a result, fetchmail could not download mail using BSMTP. With this update to fetchmail, the fetchmail package will now correctly write to the BSMTP batch file.
All users of fetchmail are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves this issue.