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getmail_fetch

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: November 2005
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NAME

getmail_fetch - retrieve messages from one or more POP3 or POP3-over-SSL mailboxes and deliver to a maildir, mboxrd-format mbox file, or external MDA  

SYNOPSIS

getmail_fetch [OPTIONS] SERVER USERNAME PASSWORD DESTINATION  

DESCRIPTION

getmail_fetch retrieves messages from POP3 or POP3-over-SSL mailboxes and delivers to a maildir, mboxrd, or external MDA. This command is intended primarily for scripting, and as such does not require a client-side configuration file, and does not record any state.

The DESTINATION argument is interpreted as follows:

If it begins with a dot or a slash and ends with a slash, it is assumed to be a path to a maildir.

If it begins with a dot or a slash and does not end with a slash, it is assumed to be a path to an mboxrd file.

If it begins with a pipe, it is assumed to be a path to an external MDA command. Note that arguments can be included in this string by separating them by whitespace; untrusted data must not be used in constructing this string.  

OPTIONS

--version
show program's version number and exit
-h, --help
show a short usage summary and exit
-v, --verbose
output information messages while running
-q, --quiet
output only on error
-mFILE, --message=FILE
read well-formatted RFC822 message from FILE and deliver prior to connecting to POP server
-pPORT, --port=PORT
use port PORT instead of default (POP3: 110, POP3-over-SSL: 995)
-d, --delete
delete messages from server after delivery
-tTIMEOUT, --timeout=TIMEOUT
use timeout of TIMEOUT seconds instead of default 180
-a, --apop
use APOP authentication
-s, --ssl
use POP3-over-SSL
 

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




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