getmail_fetch(1) User Commands getmail_fetch(1)
getmail_fetch - retrieve messages from one or more POP3 or POP3-over-
SSL mailboxes and deliver to a maildir, mboxrd-format mbox file, or
getmail_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 sepa-
rating them by whitespace; untrusted data must not be used in con-
structing this string.
show program's version number and exit
show a short usage summary and exit
output information messages while running
output only on error
read well-formatted RFC822 message from FILE and deliver prior
to connecting to POP server
use port PORT instead of default (POP3: 110, POP3-over-SSL: 995)
delete messages from server after delivery
use timeout of TIMEOUT seconds instead of default 180
use APOP authentication
Written by Charles Cazabon.
Report bugs to <charlesc-getmail-bugsATpyropus.ca>.
IMPORTANT: include the output of getmail [options] --dump with any bug
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
The full documentation for getmail is maintained in HTML and plaintext
formats. See the included files for details.
getmail 4 November 2005 getmail_fetch(1)