Package fetchmail

Source package: fetchmail
Version: 6.3.20-alt1
Build time:  Jun 7, 2011, 03:09 PM
Category: Networking/Mail
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License:  GPL
Summary:  Full-featured POP/IMAP/ETRN mail retrieval daemon
Fetchmail is a free, full-featured, robust, and well-documented
remote mail retrieval and forwarding utility intended to be used
over on-demand TCP/IP links (such as SLIP or PPP connections).

It retrieves mail from remote mail servers and forwards it to
your local (client) machine's delivery system, so it can then be
read by normal mail user agents such as Mutt, Elm, Pine,
(X)Emacs/Gnus or Mailx.

Fetchmail supports every remote-mail protocol currently in use on
the Internet (POP2, POP3, RPOP, APOP, KPOP, all IMAPs, ESMTP
ETRN) for retrieval.  Then Fetchmail forwards the mail through
SMTP or a mail delivery agent (MDA) program of your choice, so
you can read it through your normal mail client.

You may also want to install and configure a local SMTP server,
such as postfix-smtpd, as that's what fetchmail uses for delivery
by default.
List of rpms provided by this srpm: 
fetchmail (x86_64, i586)
fetchmail-contrib (noarch)
fetchmail-daemon (x86_64, i586)
fetchmail-debuginfo (x86_64, i586)
fetchmail-locales (noarch)
fetchmailconf (noarch)
Last changes:
June 7, 2011 Michael Shigorin 6.3.20-alt1
- 6.3.20
  + fixes CVE-2011-1947: STARTTLS denial of service vulnerability
    (thanks ldv@ for heads-up)
Jan. 16, 2011 Michael Shigorin 6.3.19-alt1
- 6.3.19
Oct. 11, 2010 Michael Shigorin 6.3.18-alt1
- 6.3.18 fixes:
  + a regression of the rcfile parser
  + a security bug in debug output (memory exhaustion and abort)
  + SSL usability
- built against libssl-1.0.0a

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