I wanted to increase the security of my user’s password and added exclamation mark to the end of it.
After that, Fetchmail seems not to be able to connect to the mailserver (external, with my provider) anymore.
So to make it clear:
I have changed the password for the mail account of my user on the mailserver of my provider with adding an exclamation mark at the end (later I added the exclamation mark in the middle, same result)
Of course I changed the password in UCS also.
After adding an exclamation mark Fetchmail was no longer able to connect to the mailserver, as the connection was refused “wrong user name or password” (or similar wording).
As soon as I change the password back and remove the exclamation mark, it all works fine again.
So what do I have to do to use more secure passwords on Fetchmail with special characters ? Fetchmail does not seem to work with those characters in passwords ootb.
Many thanks for your help in advance, all the best and take care.