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Old 06-29-2008, 07:11 AM   #1
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fetchmail new messages


Hi,

I have suse 10.1. How do I get only new messages with fetchmail ? I put the "no fetchmail" option in the /etc/fetchmailrc file, but it doesn't help : I still get all (new and old) the messages in my mailbox, and I only want the new ones ! Can someone help me ?
 
Old 06-29-2008, 07:26 AM   #2
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What's in your .fetchmailrc (that should be ~/.fetchmailrc)?
 
Old 06-29-2008, 09:04 AM   #3
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This is my ~/.fetchmailrc (it's identical to /etc/fetchmailrc) :

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# Edit carefully, see /usr/share/doc/packages/yast2-mail/fetchmailrc.txt
poll "pop3.isp.com" protocol POP3 : user "myuser" there with password "pass" is "linuxuser" here keep no fetchall;
As you noticed I put the "no fetchall" option ,but it still doesn't work. Should I add something ?

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Old 07-01-2008, 06:44 AM   #4
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Can somebody help me ?
 
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It's most likely that the server isn't marking them as read. Whose server is it?
 
Old 07-01-2008, 08:17 AM   #6
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How come the server is marking messages as read if I use Outlook in windows ? Whose server , like the name of the ISP ? or what ?
 
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Where are you retrieving messages with fetchmail from? What does your setup look like? Do you actually use fetchmail?
 
Old 07-01-2008, 10:27 AM   #8
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I set it up using the mail transfer agent in yast control center. Whenever I change the protocol in "mail transfer agent" from AUTO to POP3 or the other way around the file /etc/fetchmailrc changes accordingly (~/.fetchmailrc doesn't change accordingly , curiously), so I figured it uses fetchmail, isn't it ?
 
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You really haven't explained anything. How does outllok fit in? What is your network setup? Where are you pulling messages from?

Please don't expect people here to second guess everything.
 
Old 07-02-2008, 03:44 AM   #10
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I connect to the internet(it's a fiberlink connection so it's set up using dsl ) using two network connections eth1( phisical nic ) and dsl0 ( which I created ). I set up "mail transfer agent" in yast using the same info that I use in windows (Outlook).
"How does outllok fit in ? " - sorry I don't understand this question.
I'm pulling messages from the mail server of my ISP and I use the same info which I use in windows (outlook) to do it.
So what I want is fecthmail or any other mail service process to pull only my new messsages from the server.
 
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I'm willing to give more info .. just don't know what .. . My fetcmailrc file is above ...
Anyone ?
 
  


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