fetchmail on OS X

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Tags: macos

I use fetchmail on OS X to occasionally fetch emails, and since OS X Sierra, I noticed that it’s not quite working.

May 18 15:35:15 hermit fetchmail[2050]: getaddrinfo("pop.gmail.com","pop3s") error: nodename nor servname provided, or not known

It turns out OS X has sandboxing mechanism for applications, esp. daemons. I have not found the complete information yet, but for now running fetchmail in --nodetach mode seems to do the job.