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       getlive - fetch mail from your Hotmail Live account


       getlive [--config-file FILE] [--verbosity 0..100]


       getlive is a utility that fetches mail from your Hotmail/Windows Live account. The mail is
       then presented to any filter (typically procmail) for further processing or dropping in  a
       local mailbox.


              Default is ${HOME}/.getliverc.  The format for this file is listed below.

              Higher number corresponds to greater output as command runs.


       The  configuration  file takes arguments of the form option = value.  Empty lines or lines
       commented with # are allowed.

              Your Hotmail username, excluding the at-sign and domain.

       Domain The domain for your account, defaults to

       Mode   Compatibility mode: 201003 (default), 201002, 200809, 200810, 200902, or 200909. As
              Hotmail changes the web page, new modes are added to cope with them.

              Your  account  password,  you  should restrict access to your configuration file to
              avoid this information being read by other users.

       Proxy  Hostname of proxy, if applicable.

              Password for proxy, if applicable.

              File that keeps track of IDs of messages that were  fetched  already.   Default  is

              If  Yes only messages that are marked unread are fetched. If set to Yes, Downloaded
              is ignored.  Defaults to No.

              Number of times to retry fetching a web page via curl. Defaults to 2.

              Command for curl.  Default is "curl -k".

              Any command taking the message in mbox format on its stdin and doing something with
              it.  Default is /usr/bin/procmail.

              · "/bin/cat - >> FetchedMail" might be used to drop directly in a mbox file.

              · The distribution contains also /usr/share/doc/getlive/examples/ and
                /usr/share/doc/getlive/examples/ These can be used  to  forward
                the messages to an SMTP server.

       Folder Folder  that needs to be fetched.  This option must be repeated for each folder you
              want to fetch. If this option is not present then all folders will be fetched.

              Whether the message will be marked  read  after  being  downloaded.   Note  that  a
              message never gets marked in any way if it's not downloaded due to it being already
              in the Downloaded file.  Defaults to No.

       Delete Whether the message will be deleted after being downloaded.  Note  that  a  message
              never gets deleted if it's not downloaded due to it being already in the Downloaded
              file.  Defaults to No.

              Folder to which the message must be moved after being downloaded.  If this argument
              takes  the  form  @FileName  then the folder name is taken from the contents of the

              This can be used, for example, to enable a spam filter to decide to what folder the
              message must be moved. That spamfilter would be invoked by the Processor option and
              then write a folder name (for  instance  Junk  if  considered  junk)  to  the  file

              Note  that a message is not moved if it's not downloaded due to it being already in
              the Downloaded file.

              Whether the Trash folder handling will be skipped or not.  Defaults to No.

              Number of consecutive already downloaded messages after which the search will stop.
              Useful to avoid slowness on extremely large Downloaded files.


       getlive was written by Jos De Laender <>.

       This  manual  page  was adapted by Tyler Trafford <> and Martin Ferrari
       <> from the included Manual, for the Debian project (but may be  used  by

                                         October 28, 2007                              GETLIVE(1)