On 24/12/2007, Gene Heskett <[email protected]> wrote: > On Monday 24 December 2007, John Kodis wrote: > >Hi Gene, > > > >While I'm not Joanne, my first question would be "Have you tried > >'fetchmail --all'?" > > > Humm, good Q. Its launched at boot time by this line in rc.local: > su gene -c "fetchmail -d 90 --fetchmailrc /home/gene/.fetchmailrc" > .fetchmailrc looks benign wrt that option. It normally just sucks what is > there and unread. It will all be unread cuz I don't use the webmail > interface. If you poll via POP3, downloaded messages are marked as read until they flushed (=deleted) unless you tell fetchmail to --keep them. In case of an error, they are not flushed, but still marked as read. You need fetchmail --all then. If you know there are thousands of messages on the server and fetchmail is interrupted frequently, set the --fetchlimit parameter to the max.number of messages to download in one run.