[CentOS] Fetchmail question

Davy Leon davy at scu.escambray.com.cu
Fri Dec 18 15:39:59 UTC 2009

Actually I'm using POP3, but just looking for improvements in speed. Plus, 
fetchm,ail doesn't allow fetch more than one account at a time, and it's 
kind slow in the secure handshaking. There is another package should I 
"explore" using it to improve speed?

Thanks for your answer


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brian Mathis" <brian.mathis at gmail.com>
To: "CentOS mailing list" <centos at centos.org>
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2009 10:27 AM
Subject: Re: [CentOS] Fetchmail question

On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 10:29 AM, Davy Leon <davy at scu.escambray.com.cu> 
> Hi folks
> This question is about fetchmail running on my Centos 5.3 box.
> I need to fetch my email from different accounts living on remote servers
> and drop it on my local mailbox.
> The question is wich way is faster for fetchmail... using POP3 or IMAP?
> Thanks
> David

Not sure I could say which is faster, but POP3 is more simple and is
intended for what you are doing.  IMAP is meant to have all messages
stored on the server and thus supports folders and other more advanced

Based on what you are trying to accomplish, I would use POP3.
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