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.
DocumentationUser 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;
released on 23 April 2013
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2orlater||Janet Casey||8 April 2002|
Leaders and contributors
|Eric S. Raymond||Contributor|
Resources and communication
|User, Developer||Mailing List Subscribe||https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/fetchmail-announce|
|Developer||Mailing List Subscribe||https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/fetchmail-devel|
|User||Mailing List Subscribe||https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/fetchmail-users|
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||https://gitlab.com/fetchmail/fetchmail|
|Bug Tracking||Bug Tracking||https://gitlab.com/groups/fetchmail/issues|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 13 October 2015.
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