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getmail

getmail

getmail is a flexible, extensible mail retrieval system.

getmail is a mail retriever designed to allow you to get your mail from one or more mail accounts on various mail servers to your local machine for reading with a minimum of fuss. getmail is designed to be secure, flexible, reliable, and easy-to-use. getmail is designed to replace other mail retrievers such as fetchmail.

Getmail can use mail filtering software such as SpamAssassin or ClamAV to scan the mails.

getmail is written in Python, and is therefore easy to customize or extend.

 getmail 4.46.0

Price
Free to download

Size
0.1MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
Charles Cazabon

Website
pyropus.ca/software/getmail

System Requirements
Python 2.3.3 or later

Support:
Documentation, Announcement Mailing List, Users Mailing List, HowtoForge

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Features include:

  • Simple to install, configure and use
  • Retrieves mail from POP3, IMAP4 with or without SSL, SDPS (Demon UK's extensions to POP3)
  • Supports simple and domain (multidrop) mailboxes
  • Supports a wide variety of mail destination types including maildr, mboxrd, and external mail delivery agents
  • Mail filtering using a standalone program
  • Reliability:
    • Native safe and reliable delivery support for maildirs and mboxrd files, in addition to delivery through arbitrary external message delivery agents (MDAs)
    • Does not destroy information by rewriting mail headers
    • Does not cause mail loops by doing SMTP injection, and therefore does not require that you run an MTA (like qmail or sendmail) on your host
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