<img src="img/blosxom/technical/gears1i.png” width="83"nheight="104” align="right">Fetchmail, if you don't know and didn't guess, is a program to retrieve email from a remote host and submit it locally via SMTP. I've been using it for a long time but I've recently discovered annoying quirks (people who have also used fetchmail for a long time will think,“Just one?").
POP3 over SSL against a host running Stunnel doesn't close then connection properly, causing “Connection reset by peer” warnings onn the host. It's obvious that the issue is known since it cropped upn in 5.9.11, the problem is that the “fix” is still broken inn 6.2. It's not like TCP is misunderstood. I work around it byn invoking stunnel as a pluginn which, frankly, is probably the right thing to do anyway.
Weird delays. I haven't checked the source but fetchmailn appears to sleep a couple of seconds after connection and after anyn error.