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Rogers Spam Hell: Redux

Yeah, it happened again.

Today's strategy is to create a separate fetchmail control file for this account, and run fetchmail like so:

# fetchmail -e 2 -v -f /etc/

When you run it in -v mode, you see that fetchmail is issuing the DELE command after retrieving the message; however on POP3 servers, DELE commands are not made permanent until a QUIT is issued (according to the fetchmail documentation). Thus the -e 2, which tells fetchmail to disconnect after every two messages retrieved.

It still dies after a while, but we appear to get more success from this method.

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