Michael C. Toren on Wed, 17 Feb 1999 11:51:56 -0500 (EST)

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Re: Fetchmail problems..

On Wed, 17 Feb 1999, Kurt Starsinic wrote:

> > By the way, fetchmail doesn't send DELE commands after successful RETR's.
> > Is it just me, or shouldn't it do that?
>     With POP?  Are you thinking of IMAP?

No, DELE is a valid POP3 command.  You can specify the "no keep" option in
your ~/.fetchmailrc to have fetchmail remove messages on the server after
they have been retrieved.

Another option which you may want to investigate is "fetchall".  When
specified, fetchmail will retrieve all messages on the server, rather than
just messages which the server has not marked as being seen.  If you decide
to use this, be sure that you have already specified the "no keep" option as
well, or you may be in for a surprise :-)


>     Peace,
> * Kurt Starsinic (kstar@isinet.com) ------------------ Technical Specialist *
> | `It is impossible to achieve the aim without suffering.' -- J. G. Bennett |
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Michael Toren (mct@netaxs.com)