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Old 03-04-2009, 03:10 PM   #1
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getting fetchmail to flush certain messages

I hope this is the right forum to post this.

I have a POP3 mailbox from my webhost. I have gmail check the mailbox and leave the messages on the server.

Twice a day I have my home computer (Fedora) use fetchmail to download and remove the messages from the POP3 mailbox.

The problem is that there is a short period where if a message is received by the POP3 mailbox it will only end up on my Fedora computer and not make it to gmail.

Is there some way to have fetchmail only flush messages that have been previously downloaded and leave any that are newly downloaded on this run? This way gmail will have time to get the messages.

Is there a better solution to this? I get enough email that i can't leave it on the server for more than 24hrs without exceeding my mailbox size limit.

Thanks in advance.



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