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       doveadm-fetch - Fetch partial/full messages or message information


       doveadm [-Dv] [-f formatter] fetch [-S socket_path] fields search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] [-f formatter] fetch [-S socket_path] -A fields search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] [-f formatter] fetch [-S socket_path] -F file fields search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] [-f formatter] fetch [-S socket_path] -u user fields search_query


       doveadm fetch can be used to fetch messages' contents and metadata. This can be useful for
       scripts  and  for  debugging.  If  you  want  to  fetch  messages  one  at  a  time,   see

              Please respect your users' privacy.


       Global doveadm(1) options:

       -D     Enables verbosity and debug messages.

       -f formatter
              Specifies the formatter for formatting the output.  Supported formatters are:

              flow   prints each line with key=value pairs.

              pager  prints  each key: value pair on its own line and separates records with form
                     feed character (^L).

              tab    prints a table header followed by tab separated value lines.

              table  prints a table header followed by adjusted value lines.

       -o setting=value
              Overrides the configuration setting from  /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf  and  from  the
              userdb with the given value.  In order to override multiple settings, the -o option
              may be specified multiple times.

       -v     Enables verbosity, including progress counter.

       This command uses by default the output formatter pager.

       Command specific options:

       -A     If the -A option is present, the command will be performed for  all  users.   Using
              this option in combination with system users from userdb { driver = passwd } is not
              recommended, because it  contains  also  users  with  a  lower  UID  than  the  one
              configured with the first_valid_uid setting.

              When  the  SQL  userdb  module  is used make sure that the iterate_query setting in
              /etc/dovecot/dovecot-sql.conf.ext matches your database  layout.   When  using  the
              LDAP userdb module, make sure that the iterate_attrs and iterate_filter settings in
              /etc/dovecot/dovecot-ldap.conf.ext match your LDAP  schema.   Otherwise  doveadm(1)
              will be unable to iterate over all users.

       -F file
              Execute  the  command  for  all  the  users in the file.  This is similar to the -A
              option, but instead of getting the list of users from the  userdb,  they  are  read
              from the given file.  The file contains one username per line.

       -S socket_path
              The  option's argument is either an absolute path to a local UNIX domain socket, or
              a hostname and port (hostname:port), in order to connect a remote host  via  a  TCP

              This  allows an administrator to execute doveadm(1) mail commands through the given

       -u user/mask
              Run the command only for the given user.  It's also possible to  use  '*'  and  '?'
              wildcards (e.g. -u *
              When  neither the -A option, nor the -F file option, nor the -u user was specified,
              the command will be executed with the environment of the currently logged in user.


       fields One or more result  field  names  to  display,  if  the  search_query  matches  any
              messages.   In  order  to specify multiple fields, enclose them in single or double
              Supported fields are:

              body   The body of a message.

                     Date and time of final delivery, when the message was delivered to a  user's
                     mailbox for the first time.
                     The  internal  date  and  time  of  the source message, when the message was
                     copied by the IMAP COPY command.
                     The date-time attribute when present, otherwise the current time,  when  the
                     message was saved by the IMAP APPEND command.

                     Date and time when the message was saved to mailbox.

                     Date and time of the message's Date: header.

              flags  A message's IMAP flags, e.g. \Seen

              guid   A message's globally unique identifier.

              hdr    The header of the message.

                     IMAP BODY output of the message (see RFC 3501).

                     IMAP BODYSTRUCTURE output of the message (see RFC 3501).

                     IMAP ENVELOPE output of the message (see RFC 3501).

                     Name of the mailbox, in which the message is stored. The name is in UTF-8.

                     The  globally  unique  identifier  of  the  mailbox, in which the message is

                     A message's unique (POP3) identifier within a mailbox.

              seq    A message's sequence number in a mailbox.

                     A message's physical size.

                     A message's virtual size, computed with CRLF line terminators.

              text   The entire message (header and body).

                     The entire message (header and body) — UTF-8 encoded.

              uid    A message's unique (IMAP) identifier in a mailbox.

              user   A message owner's login name.

              Fetch  messages  matching  this  search  query.   See  doveadm-search-query(7)  for


       This  example  based  on  the  first  example from doveadm-search(1).  We are fetching the
       fields    mailbox and date.sent    from    user    bob's    mailbox    with    the    guid
       "3a94c928d66ebe4bda04000015811c6a" for the messages with the UIDs 8, 25 and 45.

       doveadm fetch -u bob "mailbox date.sent" \
       mailbox-guid 3a94c928d66ebe4bda04000015811c6a uid 8,25,45
       mailbox: dovecot/pigeonhole/2.0
       date.sent: 2010-01-19 01:17:41 (+0100)
       mailbox: dovecot/pigeonhole/2.0
       date.sent: 2010-01-28 09:38:49 (+0100)
       mailbox: dovecot/pigeonhole/2.0
       date.sent: 2010-03-28 18:41:14 (+0200)


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       doveadm(1), doveadm-search(1), doveadm-search-query(7)