problem with fetchmail and ssl for gmail

Scott B. scottbb1973 at
Sat Nov 20 00:48:35 UTC 2010

Okay I got the same thing again but I think a different error

scott at snoopbear:~$ fetchmail -d0 -vk
fetchmail: 6.3.17 querying (protocol POP3) at Fri 19 Nov
2010 06:42:51 PM CST: poll started
Trying to connect to
fetchmail: Server certificate verification error: unable to get local
issuer certificate
fetchmail: This means that the root signing certificate (issued for
/C=US/O=Google Inc/CN=Google Internet Authority) is not in the trusted
CA certificate locations, or that c_rehash needs to be run on the
certificate directory. For details, please see the documentation of
--sslcertpath and --sslcertfile in the manual page.
routines:SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE:certificate verify
fetchmail: SSL connection failed.
fetchmail: socket error while fetching from scottbb1973 at
fetchmail: 6.3.17 querying (protocol POP3) at Fri 19 Nov
2010 06:42:58 PM CST: poll completed
fetchmail: Query status=2 (SOCKET)
fetchmail: normal termination, status 2

here is my .fetchmailrc file as well:

Begin Config:
#set username
set postmaster scott

# Set Polling time 15 Minutes
set daemon 900

#Polling Gmail
poll uidl with proto pop3 port 995 auth password user scottbb1973$
sslcertck sslcertpath /home/scott/.certs/

On 11/19/10, Wade Smart <wadesmart at> wrote:
> On 11/19/2010 05:29 PM, Scott B. wrote:
> Scott, here is my fetchmail file:
> # set up second mail provider =>
> #poll uidl proto pop3 port 995 auth password user
> "wadesmart at" there with password "password" nokeep no fetchall
> ssl sslcertpath /etc/ssl/certs/ smtphost servername/25
> Wade
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