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|Full description=Fetchmail is a remote-mail retrieval and forwarding utility for use over on-demand TCP/IP links (such as SLIP or PPP connections). It supports every remote-mail protocol now in use on the Internet: POP2, POP3, RPOP, APOP, KPOP, all flavors of IMAP, ESMTP ETRN ,IPv6. and IPSEC. It retrieves mail from remote mail servers and forwards it via SMTP, so normal mail user agents such as mutt, elm or BSD Mail can read it. An MTA's filtering, forwarding, and aliasing facilities work just as they would on normal mail. It supports APOP, KPOP, OTP, Compuserve RPA, Microsoft NTLM, and IMAP RFC1731 encrypted authentication methods to avoid sending passwords en clair, and can support end-to-end encryption via tunneling with ssh. Fetchmail can start automatically and silently as a system daemon at boot time. You can edit its dotfile directly, or use the interactive GUI configurator (fetchmailconf) supplied with the distribution.
 
|Full description=Fetchmail is a remote-mail retrieval and forwarding utility for use over on-demand TCP/IP links (such as SLIP or PPP connections). It supports every remote-mail protocol now in use on the Internet: POP2, POP3, RPOP, APOP, KPOP, all flavors of IMAP, ESMTP ETRN ,IPv6. and IPSEC. It retrieves mail from remote mail servers and forwards it via SMTP, so normal mail user agents such as mutt, elm or BSD Mail can read it. An MTA's filtering, forwarding, and aliasing facilities work just as they would on normal mail. It supports APOP, KPOP, OTP, Compuserve RPA, Microsoft NTLM, and IMAP RFC1731 encrypted authentication methods to avoid sending passwords en clair, and can support end-to-end encryption via tunneling with ssh. Fetchmail can start automatically and silently as a system daemon at boot time. You can edit its dotfile directly, or use the interactive GUI configurator (fetchmailconf) supplied with the distribution.
 
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|Related projects=animail,mutt,Elm,Getmail,Balsa,MH-E
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|Keywords=TCP/IP,email,remote,SMTP,PPP,pine,SLIP,fetchmail,mail retrieval,mail reading,protocal
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|Is GNU=n
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|Last review by=Janet Casey
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|Last review date=2005-10-31
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
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|Version date=2005-07-24
 
|Version date=2005-07-24
 
|Version status=stable
 
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|Version download=http://download.berlios.de/fetchmail/fetchmail-6.2.5.2.tar.gz
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|Role=Maintainer
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|Real name=Matthias Andree
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|Real name=Eric S. Raymond
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{{Resource
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Support
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|Resource URL=http://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/fetchmail-users
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|Email software=mail-client
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Revision as of 09:13, 12 April 2011

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Fetchmail

http://www.fetchmail.info/
Fetchmail is a full-featured, robust, well-documented remote-mail retrieval and forwarding utility intended to be used over on-demand TCP/IP links (such as SLIP or PPP connections). It supports every remote-mail protocol now in use on the Internet: POP2, POP3, RPOP, APOP, KPOP, all flavors of IMAP, ETRN, and ODMR. It can even support IPv6 and IPSEC.

Fetchmail retrieves mail from remote mail servers and forwards it via SMTP, so it can then be read by normal mail user agents such as mutt, elm or BSD Mail. It allows all your system MTA's filtering, forwarding, and aliasing facilities to work just as they would on normal mail.

Fetchmail can start automatically and silently as a system daemon at boot time. You can edit its dotfile directly, or use the interactive GUI configurator (fetchmailconf) supplied with the distribution.

Documentation

User manpage available in HTML format from http://www.fetchmail.info/fetchmail-man.html; User FAQ available in HTML format from http://www.fetchmail.info/fetchmail-FAQ.html; User FAQ available in PDF format from http://www.fetchmail.info/fetchmail-FAQ.pdf;

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey8 April 2002



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Matthias Andree Maintainer
Eric S. Raymond Contributor


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Gentoo Homepage https://packages.gentoo.org/packages/net-mail/fetchmail
Developer Mailing List Subscribe https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/fetchmail-devel
FreeBSD Homepage https://www.freshports.org/mail/fetchmail/
User Mailing List Subscribe https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/fetchmail-users
NetBSD Homepage http://pkgsrc.se/mail/fetchmail
Developer Homepage http://sourceforge.net/projects/fetchmail/
Epkg Download https://github.com/emacsmirror/fetchmail-mode/blob/master/fetchmail-mode.el
Developer VCS Repository Webview https://gitlab.com/fetchmail/fetchmail
Bug Tracking Bug Tracking https://gitlab.com/groups/fetchmail/issues
EmacsWiki Homepage https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/GetMailsWithFetchmail
Debian Homepage https://packages.debian.org/jessie/fetchmail
User, Developer Mailing List Subscribe https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/fetchmail-announce
Guix Homepage https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/packages/f.html


Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 13 October 2015.



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