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126.96.36.199. Server Options
Server options must be placed on their own line in
auth <auth-type>— Replace <auth-type> with the type of authentication to be used. By default,
passwordauthentication is used, but some protocols support other types of authentication, including
ssh. If the
anyauthentication type is used, Fetchmail first tries methods that do not require a password, then methods that mask the password, and finally attempts to send the password unencrypted to authenticate to the server.
interval <number>— Polls the specified server every
<number>of times that it checks for email on all configured servers. This option is generally used for email servers where the user rarely receives messages.
port <port-number>— Replace <port-number> with the port number. This value overrides the default port number for the specified protocol.
proto <protocol>— Replace <protocol> with the protocol, such as
imap, to use when checking for messages on the server.
timeout <seconds>— Replace <seconds> with the number of seconds of server inactivity after which Fetchmail gives up on a connection attempt. If this value is not set, a default of
300seconds is assumed.