Global Options

Each global option should be placed on a single line after a set action.
  • daemon <seconds> — Specifies daemon-mode, where Fetchmail stays in the background. Replace <seconds> with the number of seconds Fetchmail is to wait before polling the server.
  • postmaster — Specifies a local user to send mail to in case of delivery problems.
  • syslog — Specifies the log file for errors and status messages. By default, this is /var/log/maillog.