This page last updated 2013-08-12.

Fetchmail source code repository

Fetchmail is currently managed with Git in a repository hosted by Gitorious in Norway. Please see for details.

Mirror of the official fetchmail website

Click here to go to the mirror of the official fetchmail website.

Fetchmail security information

Fetchmail 7.0.0-alpha5 preview version

new 2013-08-12
fetchmail-7.0.0-alpha5.tar.xz * GnuPG signature (detached ASCII armor)
read these changes in 7.0.0-alpha*

Please report all troubles you find in this version to the mailing list.

As any free software, this comes without warranty - use at your own risk!

Fetchmail 6.3.26 release

new 2013-04-23
fetchmail-6.3.26.tar.bz2 * GnuPG signature
fetchmail-6.3.26.tar.xz * GnuPG signature
changes since 6.0.0

As any free software, this comes without warranty - use at your own risk!

Fetchmail patches

This web site collects a few older patches on top of fetchmail package. If used, they must be applied in order shown, on top of fetchmail 6.2.5

  1. Sunil Shetye's feature patch: fetchmail-6.2.5-ss1.patch
  2. My bugfix patch: fetchmail-6.2.5-ss1-ma3.patch

These patches add a new handling for UID files and improve UIDL handling for POP3 and IMAP, with Sunil's Fast UIDL mode that now works outside daemon mode as well. It will erase your old ~/.fetchids file on first run and save the UIDs to files in a ~/.fetchmail directory instead.

I also have a helper script to revert the new .fetchmail/*-* ID files to the old .fetchids format. It requires Perl and is named

Fetchmail Subversion archive

Fetchmail has been converted to a Git repository on 2010-02-06. I keep an archive of the former server-side Subversion repository as a ~10 MB .tar.xz file here:
fetchmail.svnrepo.backup.tar.xz * [GnuPG signature]

Matthias Andree