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Manual Reference Pages  -  GETMAIL_FETCH (1)

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

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Author
Copyright

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 <charlesc-getmail-bugs@pyropus.ca>.

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

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 1998-2009 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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