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Fetchmail is a full-featured, robust, well-documented remote-mail retrieval and forwarding utility intended to be used over on-demand TCP/IP links (such as SLIP or PPP connections). It supports every remote-mail protocol now in use on the Internet: POP2, POP3, RPOP, APOP, KPOP, all flavors of IMAP, ETRN, and ODMR. It can even support IPv6 and IPSEC.


Change the port and use the keyword 'ssl'...

poll mail.domain.co.uk protocol pop3 port 995 localdomains domain.co.uk
     username "info@domain.co.uk" password "mypassword" is info here fetchall ssl

HOWTO: Stop Warning Message About SSL

To remove this warning message on every poll...

fetchmail: Warning: the connection is insecure, continuing anyways. (Better use --sslcertck!)

Add this line to your .fetchmailrc

defaults sslproto ''

HOWTO: Increase Message Size Limit

This sets the message size limit to 50MB. You have to edit 2 pieces of software. You also have to make sure that the Postfix limit is slightly larger than the Fetchmail limit :)


fetchmail --quit
sleep 3
fetchmail --limit 50000000


sudo postconf -e "message_size_limit = 51000000"
sudo service postfix restart

Date and Time Not Being Logged On Every Check

Add the preconnect command to the configuration file:-

preconnect "date >> /home/postman/fetchmail.log"