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Old 18 Feb 2019, 11:43 AM   #1
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Fastmail - fetch more frequently

I signed up for a 30 day free trial on and it has been great so far but there is one thing I can't figure out.

I set up a POP fetch account and it says it will fetch every 5 min when logged in and every hour when logged out. 1 hour is too long so I'm hoping there's a way to fetch more frequently. Any ideas?
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Old 18 Feb 2019, 01:05 PM   #2
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That's how it's going to behave in the webmail when not explicitly initiating a fetch. Your email client on the other hand will fetch whatever is on the servers at the time it fetches it. So the actual polling time for a client is determined by that client. And like the webmail you can force a fetch in the client too.

Try it for yourself. Send an email to yourself in your client. It won't take 5 minutes (whether you logged into the webmail or not) to come back to your client's inbox (assuming it polls faster than that). Or force the fetch from the client using it's "get mail" or however it words it.
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Old 18 Feb 2019, 03:53 PM   #3
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For a long time, much better than polling your legacy accounts using POP fetch was to automatically forward messages from your legacy accounts to FastMail. If you want near immediate delivery, that is still how it must be done. Unfortunately, there is now a drawback. Without going into a lot of technical detail, messages received at FastMail that have been forwarded may fail DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance). This can make false positives on spam checks more likely.
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