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18.104.22.168. Special Options
These options are occasionally useful for overriding defaults often found in the
-a— Fetchmail downloads all messages from the remote email server, whether new or previously viewed. By default, Fetchmail only downloads new messages.
-k— Fetchmail leaves the messages on the remote email server after downloading them. This option overrides the default behavior of deleting messages after downloading them.
-l <max-number-bytes>— Fetchmail does not download any messages over a particular size and leaves them on the remote email server.
--quit— Quits the Fetchmail daemon process.
More commands and
.fetchmailrcoptions can be found in the