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       fetchyahoo - retrieve mail from Yahoo!'s webmail service


       fetchyahoo [options]


       FetchYahoo  is  a  Perl  script that downloads mail from a Yahoo!  account to a local mail
       spool. It is meant to replace fetchmail for people using Yahoo! mail  since  Yahoo!'s  POP
       service  no  longer free. It downloads messages to a local mail spool, including all parts
       and attachments. It then deletes messages unless requested not to. It can also  optionally
       forward messages to a specified e-mail address and repeat with a given interval.


       This  program  follows  the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with
       two dashes (`-').  A summary of options is included below.   For  additional  information,
       see the HTML documentation.

       --help Show summary of options.

              Show version of program.

       --quiet, --noquiet
              Suppress (or do not suppress) non-error messages.

       --noerrors, --errors
              Suppress (or do not suppress) error messages.

              Use CONFIG-FILE as the configuration file.

              Use USERNAME as the Yahoo! login.

              Use PASSWORD as your Yahoo! password.

              Specify  SPOOL as the file to spool messages to; if --pipe is also specified, SPOOL
              is a program that accepts messages from standard input (such as procmail).

       --https --nohttps
              Use insecure plaintext or secure HTTPS to login (default is to use HTTPS).

              Append messages to the SPOOL (the default behavior).

       --pipe Pipe messages to the program SPOOL, instead of appending to SPOOL.

              Overwrite SPOOL, instead of appending to it.

              Specify the folder on Yahoo! to download messages from.  (Default is Inbox.)

              Only download new messages.  (The default is to download all messages.)

              Download all messages.

       --nodelete, --delete
              Do not (or do) delete messages after they are downloaded.

       --nodownload, --download
              Do not download messages; however, they will be deleted unless --nodelete  is  also
              specified.  (--download is the default.)

       --listmessages, --nolistmessages
              List messages in mail folder. (--nolistmessages is the default.)

              Only  list  messages in mail folder. This combines --listmessages, --nodownload and

              Empty Bulk folder before downloading messages.

              Empty trash before downloading messages.

              Empty trash after downloading messages.

              Do not empty trash or bulk.  (Default)

              Leave the messages marked as unread on the server.

              Mark the messages downloaded as read.  (Default)

              Check for mail every N minutes.

       --statusonly, --nostatusonly
              Just get the number of messages. (--nostatusonly is the default.)

       --getexternal, --nogetexternal
              Retrieve messages from external mailboxes also. (--nogetexternal is the default.)

              retrieve messages from only this comma-separated list of external mailboxes

              Maximum number of messages to download (default is 100). Setting this to  over  100
              may cause problems.

              Warn if more than N% of storage quota is used. Never warn if N=0 (default is 0).

       --nofromline, --includefromline
              Omit   (or   include)   the   leading  "From  "  in  messages  appended  or  piped.
              (--includefromline is the default.)

       --logout, --nologout
              Log out (or do not log out) of Yahoo! on exit. (--nologout is the default.)

              Hostname to use for proxy (default is off).

              Port to use for proxy (default is 80).

              Username to use for proxy authentication (default is no authentication)

              Password to use for proxy authentication (default is no authentication)

              Hostname to use for IMAP (default is off).

              Port to use for IMAP (default is 143).

              Username to use for IMAP authentication (no default)

              Password to use for IMAP authentication (no default)

              IMAP mailbox to use (default is INBOX)

              Check for mail every N minutes (daemon mode).

              Print the MD5 hex hash value of a password entered interactively



              Configuration files for FetchYahoo.  An example configuration file  is  located  in


       procmail(1)  /usr/share/doc/fetchyahoo/index.html


       FetchYahoo  was  written by Ravi Ramkissoon <>.  This manual page
       was written by Chris Lawrence <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system  (but
       may be used by others).

                                        September 20, 2002                          FETCHYAHOO(1)