fetchmail - SSL enabled POP3, APOP, IMAP mail gatherer/forwarder

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name fetchmail
Package version 6.3.26
Package release 2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 924 B
Download size 311.30 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
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.  The fetchmailconf package includes an interactive
GUI configurator suitable for end-users.
Kerberos V and GSSAPI are supported.
Kerberos IV,  RPA, OPIE and other support for some other features are
available if the package is recompiled.


Package Version Architecture Repository
fetchmail_6.3.26-2_i386.deb 6.3.26 i386 Ubuntu Main
fetchmail - - -


Name Value
adduser >= 3.34
debianutils >= 1.7
libc6 >= 2.15
libcomerr2 >= 1.01
libgssapi-krb5-2 >= 1.10+dfsg~
libkrb5-3 >= 1.13~alpha1+dfsg
libssl1.0.0 >= 1.0.1
lsb-base >= 3.2-13


Name Value
fetchmail-ssl -


Name Value
fetchmail-common -


Name Value
fetchmail-common -
fetchmail-ssl -


Type URL
Binary Package fetchmail_6.3.26-2_amd64.deb
Source Package fetchmail

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install fetchmail deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install fetchmail




2015-10-03 - Laszlo Boszormenyi (GCS) <gcs@debian.org>
fetchmail (6.3.26-2) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer (closes: #800750), keep Nico and Hector as uploaders.
* Backport upstream fix for SSLv3 removal (closes: #804604) and do not
recommend SSLv3 (closes: #801178).
* Version OpenSSL build dependency for TLSv1.2 support.
* Remove quilt from build depends and its usage.
* Add dh-python to build depends.
* Update upstream URLs.
* Update watch file.
* Update Standards-Version to 3.9.6 .
2013-05-11 - Nico Golde <nion@debian.org>
fetchmail (6.3.26-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
- Fix mimedecode option dropping last message line in certain
situations (Closes: #706045).
* remove 03_fix_command_line_combination.patch and
02_cert-verification-memleak.patch, included upstream.
* Bump standards version, no changes required.
* Change Vcs URI to canonical URI.
* Explicitly add postfix to Should-Start for LSB init script
(Closes: #631781).
* Add proper Default-Stop entries to LSB init script header.
* Simplify resolvconf script as resolvconf doesn't call scripts
anymore with --nscd (Closes: #699425).
2012-12-17 - Nico Golde <nion@debian.org>
fetchmail (6.3.22-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix memory leak in OpenSSL's certificate varification callback.
Thanks Erik Thiele and Dominik! (Closes: #688015).
* Fix combination of --plugin and -f - (Closes: #671294).
2012-08-30 - Nico Golde <nion@debian.org>
fetchmail (6.3.22-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
- Fix minor DoS in NTLM message handling (CVE-2012-3482).
against "BEAST" attacks (CVE-2011-3389).
* Removed 03_ssl_cert_logging.patch, incorporated by upstream.
* Removed 02_fetchmail-kill-sslv2.patch, incorporated by upstream.
* Do not log disabled daemon message as warning (Closes: #672724).
* Raise standards version, no changes required.
* Add LSB description header to init script.
2012-05-01 - Nico Golde <nion@debian.org>
fetchmail (6.3.21-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix building with build-arch (Closes: #671026).
2011-12-29 - Nico Golde <nion@debian.org>
fetchmail (6.3.21-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Build with hardening compiler flags (Closes: #653538).
- Add Build-Depends on dpkg-dev (>= 1.16.1~).
- Use buildflags.mk snippet in debian/rules.
- Make all hardening flags default for DEB_BUILD_MAINT_OPTIONS.
* Use log_warning_msg rather than echo to inform user that the
fetchmail daemon has been disabled.
2011-09-04 - Nico Golde <nion@debian.org>
fetchmail (6.3.21-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Do not log server certificate message to stderr in verbose mode
(Closes: #639807).
* debian/control: Drop XS-Python-Version to allow dh_python2 to create
symlinks to all supported python versions (Closes: #626100).
patch was missing in previous upload.
* Only awake fetchmail via resolvconf, if it is actually
running (Closes: #612179).
patch was broken in previous upload.
2011-08-29 - Nico Golde <nion@debian.org>
fetchmail (6.3.21-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- Do not insert null byte into the last line of a message under
certain circumstances in the IMAP client (Closes: #638773).
* debian/control: Drop XS-Python-Version to allow dh_python2 to create
symlinks to all supported python versions (Closes: #626100).
* Only awake fetchmail via resolvconf, if it is actually
running (Closes: #612179).
* Adjust 02_fetchmail-kill-sslv2.patch, german po changes have been
applied by upstream.
* debian/control: extend long description for fetchmailconf.
* debian/rules: introduce new build-arch/build-indep targets.

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