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9.6.2 Fetching mail – Fetchmail

fetchmail is run in daemon mode to fetch mail from a POP3 account with an ISP into the local mail system. Configure:

     /etc/rc?.d/???fetchmail run update-rc.d fetchmail default priority 30
     /etc/fetchmailrc        configuration file (chown 600, owned by fetchmail)

Information on how to start fetchmail as a daemon from the init.d script for Potato is confusing (Woody fixed this). See the sample /etc/init.d/fetchmail and /etc/fetchmailrc files in the example scripts.

If your email headers are contaminated by ^M due to your ISP's mailer, add "stripcr" to your options in $HOME/.fetchmailrc:

     options fetchall no keep stripcr

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