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Re: FETCHMAIL AND GMAIL?



On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 10:05:57PM +0000, Walter Hurry wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Dec 2011 23:26:38 +0200, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> 
> > On Ma, 20 dec 11, 17:51:10, Brian wrote:
> >> On Tue 20 Dec 2011 at 18:24:19 +0100, Alex Padoly wrote:
> >> 
> >> > How do you do to run fecthmail with gmail with POP3 protocol, I can't
> >> > it!
> >> > How do you do to write the file .fetcmailrc.
> >> 
> >> This what I have as part of my ~/.fetchmailrc
> >> 
> >> poll     pop.googlemail.com proto    pop3 service  995 user    
> >> justforme password something_longish ssl
> > 
> > Just something that might not be obvious in Brian's example: the
> > username must always be your complete e-mail address.
> >
> Yep. Mine looks like:
> 
> poll imap.gmail.com protocol imap tracepolls:
> user 'walterhurry@gmail.com', with password '<hidden>', is walter here 
> options ssl
> 
> Obviously OP would need to change the server being polled to the POP3 
> one, as well as the protocol (though the reason why people want to use 
> POP3 when IMAP is available escapes me).
> 
> 

I had problems with fetchmail and gmail pop3. emails would start being
missed after undeleted emails hit about 600. By 1000 undeleted emails,
nothing was being downloaded. I don't remember if emails were being marked.
Fixed it by changing to IMAP.

-- 
Regards,
Freeman

"Microsoft is not the answer. Microsoft is the question. NO (or Linux) is the
answer." --Somebody


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