Re: Persistent annoying fetchmail bug. Dump fetchmail? Need advice.
Chris Metzler <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> So, are there any other packages which provide the same functionality
> as fetchmail which anyone here has used and would recommend? I've
> had good experiences with fetchmail up to this point, but this is
> just too annoying for words.
Ouch. I'm not familiar with anything else.
I'd suggest a couple of temporary workarounds until the bug is fixed:
1. Ask the guy nicely to remove the dot, or to use several, or to put a
space in front of it.
2. If you have access to your POP/IMAP server, use .procmail to escape
the lone dots. The procmail recipe I leave as an exercise for the
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