getmail_fetchSection: User Commands (1)
Updated: November 2005
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NAMEgetmail_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
SYNOPSISgetmail_fetch [OPTIONS] SERVER USERNAME PASSWORD DESTINATION
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.
- 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
AUTHORWritten by Charles Cazabon.
REPORTING BUGSReport bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
COPYRIGHTCopyright © 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 ALSOThe full documentation for getmail is maintained in HTML and plaintext formats. See the included files for details.