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188.8.131.52. User Options
User options may be placed on their own lines beneath a server option or on the same line as the server option. In either case, the defined options must follow the
useroption (defined below).
fetchall— Orders Fetchmail to download all messages in the queue, including messages that have already been viewed. By default, Fetchmail only pulls down new messages.
fetchlimit <number>— Replace <number> with the number of messages to be retrieved before stopping.
flush— Deletes all previously viewed messages in the queue before retrieving new messages.
limit <max-number-bytes>— Replace <max-number-bytes> with the maximum size in bytes that messages are allowed to be when retrieved by Fetchmail. This option is useful with slow network links, when a large message takes too long to download.
password '<password>'— Replace <password> with the user's password.
preconnect "<command>"— Replace <command> with a command to be executed before retrieving messages for the user.
postconnect "<command>"— Replace <command> with a command to be executed after retrieving messages for the user.
ssl— Activates SSL encryption.
sslproto— Defines allowed SSL or TLS protocols. Possible values are
TLS1; however, due to the POODLE: SSLv3 vulnerability (CVE-2014-3566), be sure to set this option to
user "<username>"— Replace <username> with the username used by Fetchmail to retrieve messages. This option must precede all other user options.