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getmail(1)                       User Commands                      getmail(1)



NAME
       getmail - retrieve messages from one or more POP3, IMAP4, or SDPS mail-
       boxes 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)

       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

AUTHOR
       Written by Charles Cazabon.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <charlesc-getmail-bugsATpyropus.ca>.

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

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 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.



getmail 4                         August 2004                       getmail(1)