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Re: POP3 mail fetcher that supports unreliable connections?

On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 05:38:44AM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On Sun, 2003-11-02 at 16:36, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > Is there a POP3 mail fetcher that wouldn't download messages twice
> > when the POP3 connection may sometimes stall (so that the messages
> > couldn't be deleted from the server)?
> > 
> > If there is such a fetcher written in Perl based on Mail::POP3Client,
> > this would be a good solution.
> Have you tried fetchmail?  The messages in /var/log/mail.log seem
> to indicate that it deletes each mail after a successful fetch.

By default it doesn't delete them until you hang up; a connection
failing may not be the equivalent of a proper hangup. You could try
fetchmail -e 1 so it only fetches 1 email at a time then QUITs then
goes back for the next one... but this is slow and nasty, see the man


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