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getmail_fetch

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

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

EXIT STATUS

getmail_fetch 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.