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getmail

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: August 2004
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NAME

getmail - retrieve messages from one or more POP3, IMAP4, or SDPS mailboxes and deliver to a maildir, mboxrd-format mbox file, or external MDA  

SYNOPSIS

getmail [OPTION] ...  

DESCRIPTION

getmail can retrieve messages from POP3, IMAP4, and SDPS mailboxes. SSL-wrapped POP3 and IMAP are also supported. Single-user and domain (multi-drop) mailboxes are supported.

getmail has built-in support for delivering to maildirs, mboxrd-format mbox files, and external MDAs.  

OPTIONS

--version
show program's version number and exit
-h, --help
show a short usage summary and exit
-gDIR, --getmaildir=DIR
look in DIR for config/data files
-rFILE, --rcfile=FILE
load configuration from FILE (may be given multiple times)
--dump
dump configuration and exit (debugging)
--trace
print extended trace information (extremely verbose)

The following options override any in the configuration file(s).

-v, --verbose
operate more verbosely (can be given multiple times)
-q, --quiet
do not print informational messages
-d, --delete
delete messages from server after retrieving
-l, --dont-delete
do not delete messages from server after retrieving
-a, --all
retrieve all messages
-n, --new
retrieve only unread messages
 

AUTHOR

Written by Charles Cazabon.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <getmail-bugs@discworld.dyndns.org>.

IMPORTANT: include the output of getmail [options] --dump with any bug report.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 1998-2007 Charles Cazabon
This is free software; see the file COPYING for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for getmail is maintained in HTML and plaintext formats. See the included files for details.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO