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Running Fetchmail

Simple, in crontab:

# /opt/sfw/bin/fetchmail -f /etc/fetchmailrc --syslog


# /opt/sfw/bin/fetchmail -v -e 5 --showdots -f /etc/fetchmailrc

Switches of interest:

-vverbose (double to see all the commands issued by fetchmail)
-e xhang up and dial again after x messages
--showdotsshow progress dots while downloading messages

Control File Format:

poll proto pop3 user password eNCr?ptD is dave here

You can have multiple entries; fetchmail will poll all at the same time in sequence.

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