I have a problem configuring my mail client on my Mac OS 10.6.8. These were the steps I did:
# touch ~/.fetchmailrc
I edited the file and created the contents:
poll pop.gmail.com with proto POP3 and options no dns user 'GMAIL_USERNAME@gmail.com' there with password 'GMAIL_PASSWORD' is 'LOCAL_USERNAME' here and wants mda "/usr/bin/procmail -d %T" options ssl keep sslcertck sslcertpath "/Users/LOCAL_USERNAME/.ssl/certs"
Then I executed:
# chmod 710 ~/.fetchmailrc
I copied the certificates from here http://af-design.com/blog/2010/04/28/using-linux-fetchmail-with-gmail/ into the directory
~/.ssl/certs/ and issued the following commands:
# ls ~/.ssl/certs/ equifax.pem gmail.pem imap.gmail.pem # c_rehash ~/.ssl/certs/
This generated the following files in the
17974aab.0 578d5c04.0 b627f838.0 equifax.pem gmail.pem imap.gmail.pem
It seems that I have the correct one as I didn't receive any complaints. Finally I ran the command:
# fetchmail -v
and got the error:
fetchmail: 6.3.11 querying pop.gmail.com (protocol POP3) at Thu, 03 May 2012 16:41:02 +0200 (CEST): poll started Trying to connect to 18.104.22.168/995...connected. fetchmail: Server certificate verification error: unable to get local issuer certificate fetchmail: Certificate/fingerprint verification was somehow skipped! fetchmail: SSL connection failed. fetchmail: socket error while fetching from email@example.com@pop.gmail.com fetchmail: 6.3.11 querying pop.gmail.com (protocol POP3) at Thu, 03 May 2012 16:41:02 +0200 (CEST): poll completed fetchmail: Query status=2 (SOCKET) fetchmail: normal termination, status 2
I tried to do as suggested in some forums, for example modifying the username or similar, but it did not help.
Any help is appreciated.