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getmail

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
EXIT STATUS
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

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)

−iFOLDER, −−idle=FOLDER

maintain connection and listen for new messages in FOLDER. This flag will only work if a single rc file is given, and will only work on IMAP connections where the server supports IMAP4 IDLE (RFC 2177).

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

EXIT STATUS

getmail exits zero on success, and nonzero on any error. The specific values of the exit code are not documented and may change from version to version.

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 © 1998-2021 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.