Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#13140 closed enhancement (fixed)


Reported by: Douglas R. Reno Owned by: ken@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 9.1
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:


New point version

Change History (4)

comment:1 by Bruce Dubbs, 3 years ago

Milestone: 9.29.1

These can be moved to 9.1.

comment:2 by ken@…, 3 years ago

fetchmail-6.4.2 (released 2020-02-14, 27473 LoC):


  • fetchmailconf now supports Python 3 and currently requires the "future" package, see
  • fetchmailconf: The minimum supported version is now Python 2.7.13, but it is recommended to use at least 2.7.16 (due to its massive SSL updates). Older Python versions may check SSL certificates not strictly enough, which may cause fetchmail to complain later, if the certificate verify fails.
  • fetchmailconf now autoprobes SSL-wrapped connections (ports 993 and 995 for IMAP and POP3) as well and by preference.
  • fetchmailconf now defaults newly created users to "ssl" if either of the existing users sets ssl, or if the server has freshly been probed and found supporting ssl. There is a caveat: adding a user to an existing server without probing it again may skip adding ssl. (This does not prevent STARTTLS.)


  • Fix three bugs in (one unterminated string to .IP macro, one line that ran into a .PP macro, .TH date format), and remove one .br request from inside the table, which is unsupported by FreeBSD 12's mandoc(1) formatter. FreeBSD Bug#241032, reported by Helge Oldach.
  • Further man page fixes and additions by Chris Mayo and Gregor Zattler.
  • When evaluating the need for STARTTLS in non-default configurations (SSL certificate validation turned off), fetchmail would only consider --sslproto tls1 as requiring STARTTLS, now all non-empty protocol versions do.
  • fetchmailconf now properly writes "no sslcertck" if sslcertck is disabled.
  • fetchmailconf now catches and reports OS errors (including DNS errors) when autoprobing. Reported as Gitlab issue #12 by Sergey Alirzaev.
  • fetchmailconf received a host of other bugfixes, see the Git commit log.


  • Make t.smoke more robust and use temporary directory as FETCHMAILHOME, to make sure that the home directory resolves for the user running the test suite even if the environment isn't perfect. Reported by Konstantin Belousov, analysed by Corey Halpin, FreeBSD Bug#240914.


  • zh_CN: Boyuan Yang [Chinese (simplified)]

comment:3 by ken@…, 3 years ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book to ken@…
Status: newassigned

comment:4 by ken@…, 3 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed
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