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How can I use fetchmail to collect my GMail e-mail?

Since GMail uses secure protocols, you must have a version of fetchmail that supports ssl. I believe that version 5 and above will work. If you have it, all you need to do is edit your .fetchmailrc file, and add the line:

poll proto pop3 timeout 60 no dns user "" password "pass" ssl

That will poll (check for e-mail) the GMail e-mail server using "" for a user, and "pass" for a password. (And will use SSL).

Last updated on 2005-05-06 14:00:00 -0700, by Shalom Craimer

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