Provided by: getmail_5.13-1_all bug

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

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 © 1998-2019 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.