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Old 11-10-2009, 08:17 AM   #1
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Question Howto run fetchmail twice with different options....


Hi,

I want to run fetchmail for several different e-mail accounts. At some of the accounts fetchmail doesn't have to leave a copy on the server. This is easy to do, because it's the standard.

But for the other accounts I want fetchmail to leave a copy on the server. I tried this:

Code:
fetchmail --fetchmailrc /etc/fetchmailrc -d 30
fetchmail --fetchmailrc /home/user/.fetchmailrc -d 30 -k
The -k option should do the trick but it doesn't. The problem is this:

Code:
fetchmail: can't accept options while a background fetchmail is running.
Is there a way to do this in the fetchmailrc files?
That would be the solution I guess....

Greetz
FrankY
 
Old 11-10-2009, 08:41 AM   #2
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I already found the answer. This is a line in the fetchmailrc:

Code:
poll server.nl with proto pop3:
user "user@domain.nl",     with password "pass",       is user here keep
the option 'keep' does the trick
 
Old 11-10-2009, 08:44 AM   #3
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Hi,

You can create 2 different cronjobs with the 2 commands you've posted, each one running in turn every 5 minutes for example.

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Never mind as you've found a solution yourself.
 
Old 11-10-2009, 08:45 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by elvisious View Post
Hi,

I want to run fetchmail for several different e-mail accounts. At some of the accounts fetchmail doesn't have to leave a copy on the server. This is easy to do, because it's the standard.

But for the other accounts I want fetchmail to leave a copy on the server. I tried this:

Code:
fetchmail --fetchmailrc /etc/fetchmailrc -d 30
fetchmail --fetchmailrc /home/user/.fetchmailrc -d 30 -k
The -k option should do the trick but it doesn't. The problem is this:

Code:
fetchmail: can't accept options while a background fetchmail is running.
Is there a way to do this in the fetchmailrc files?
That would be the solution I guess....

Greetz
FrankY
best way would be to create a .fetchmailrc for each account and then run fetchmail as a daemon
so the keep option must be in the fetchmailrc file.


for an example, see

Code:
https://calomel.org/fetchmailrc.html
 
  


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