fetchmail,pine and Mail.app

in Mac Software edited January 2014
I have been using

Pine forever, so I got it going along with fetchmail on my imac, using

configurations from my old linux box that almost work out of the box.

However... when I first booted up my imac, I wanted to check out the built-in

mail.app to see if if I liked it. I set up my mail acct on it, and it worked

right out of the box. But I decided I wanted to stick with pine, so I

deleted the one email account I had created in mail.app, and moved on.

However, even though I had moved on, aparently mail.app had not... it seemed

fetchmail was getting tripped up because my email address was still "in use:"

fetchmail: starting fetchmail 6.1.2 daemon

bind: Address already in use

channel_setup_fwd_listener: cannot listen to port: 12345

Could not request local forwarding.

fetchmail: 37 messages for [email protected] at localhost (231373 octets).

fetchmail: reading message [email protected]@localhost:1 of 37 (2157 octets) fetchmail: SMTP connect to localhost failed

fetchmail: SMTP transaction error while fetching from mail.server.com

fetchmail: Query status=10 (SMTP)

fetchmail: sleeping at Thu, 06 Feb 2003 11:38:27 -0700 (MST)

That's funny, I thought... the only thing I could think of was that mail.app

had someone not relinquished control of my email address, so I opened mail.app,

and sure enough, the first thing it did was spring to life, somehow re-creating

my deleted email acct, and checking my mail, as though I had never deleted the

acct in the first place!! I deleted it again, quit mail.app, restarted the

machine even, but then when I launched it again, it recreated the account as

though I never deleted it, and does that every single time.

Any idea what could be going on?
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