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getmail_fetch(1)                 User Commands                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

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 sepa-
       rating them by whitespace; untrusted data must  not  be  used  in  con-
       structing 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-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                        November 2005                getmail_fetch(1)