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{{Entry
 
|Name=Fetchmail
 
|Name=Fetchmail
|Short description=Remote mail retrieval utility
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|Short description=Remote-mail retrieval and forwarding utility.
|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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|Full description='''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.
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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.
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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.
 
|Homepage URL=http://www.fetchmail.info/
 
|Homepage URL=http://www.fetchmail.info/
|User level=none
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|Is High Priority Project=No
|Component programs=fetchmailconf
 
 
|VCS checkout command=git clone https://gitlab.com/fetchmail/fetchmail.git
 
|VCS checkout command=git clone https://gitlab.com/fetchmail/fetchmail.git
 
|Computer languages=C
 
|Computer languages=C
|Documentation note=Online documentation available at http://www.fetchmail.info/fetchmail-man.html
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|Documentation note=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;
|Related projects=animail,mutt,Elm,Getmail,Balsa,MH-E
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|Decommissioned or Obsolete=No
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|Related projects=animail,getmail,movemail
 
|Keywords=TCP/IP,email,remote,SMTP,PPP,pine,SLIP,fetchmail,mail retrieval,mail reading,protocal
 
|Keywords=TCP/IP,email,remote,SMTP,PPP,pine,SLIP,fetchmail,mail retrieval,mail reading,protocal
|Version identifier=6.3.26
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|Version identifier=6.5.0-beta2
|Version date=2013/04/23
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|Version date=2021/01/03
|Version status=stable
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|Version status=beta
|Version download=http://sourceforge.net/projects/fetchmail/files/branch_6.3/
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|Version download=https://sourceforge.net/projects/fetchmail/files/branch_6.5/fetchmail-6.5.0.beta2.tar.xz
|Version comment=6.3.26 stable released 2013-04-23
 
 
|Last review by=Genium
 
|Last review by=Genium
|Last review date=2015/10/13
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|Last review date=2021/01/05
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
|Status=
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|User level=intermediate
|Is GNU=No
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|Component programs=fetchmailconf
|License verified date=2002-04-08
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|Accepts cryptocurrency donations=No
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|OpenPGP signature=https://sourceforge.net/projects/fetchmail/files/branch_6.5/fetchmail-6.5.0.beta2.tar.xz.asc
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|Test entry=No
 
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{{Project license
 
{{Project license
 
|License=GPLv2orlater
 
|License=GPLv2orlater
 
|License verified by=Janet Casey
 
|License verified by=Janet Casey
|License verified date=2002-04-08
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|License verified date=2002/04/08
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{{Software category
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|Interface=command-line, daemon, x-window-system
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|Programming-language=C
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|Runs-on=BSD, OS X, GNU/Linux, GNU/Hurd
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|Use=email
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|Works-with=email
 
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{{Person
 
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|Role=Maintainer
 
|Role=Maintainer
 
|Email=matthias.andree@gmx.de
 
|Email=matthias.andree@gmx.de
|Resource URL=
 
 
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{{Person
 
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|Role=Contributor
 
|Role=Contributor
 
|Email=esr@thyrsus.com
 
|Email=esr@thyrsus.com
|Resource URL=
 
 
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{{Resource
 
{{Resource
|Resource audience=Bug Tracking
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|Resource audience=Forge
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|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
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|Resource URL=https://gitlab.com/fetchmail/fetchmail
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Forge
 
|Resource kind=Bug Tracking
 
|Resource kind=Bug Tracking
|Resource URL=https://gitlab.com/groups/fetchmail/issues
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|Resource URL=https://gitlab.com/fetchmail/fetchmail/-/issues
 
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{{Resource
 
{{Resource
|Resource audience=Developer
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|Resource audience=Forge
|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
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|Resource kind=General
|Resource URL=https://gitlab.com/fetchmail/fetchmail
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|Resource URL=http://sourceforge.net/projects/fetchmail/
 
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{{Resource
 
{{Resource
|Resource audience=User, Developer
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|Resource audience=Programmers
 
|Resource kind=Mailing List Subscribe
 
|Resource kind=Mailing List Subscribe
 
|Resource URL=https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/fetchmail-announce
 
|Resource URL=https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/fetchmail-announce
 
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{{Resource
 
{{Resource
|Resource audience=Developer
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|Resource audience=Development related discussion
 
|Resource kind=Mailing List Subscribe
 
|Resource kind=Mailing List Subscribe
 
|Resource URL=https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/fetchmail-devel
 
|Resource URL=https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/fetchmail-devel
 
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{{Resource
 
{{Resource
|Resource audience=User
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|Resource audience=User questions and discussion
 
|Resource kind=Mailing List Subscribe
 
|Resource kind=Mailing List Subscribe
 
|Resource URL=https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/fetchmail-users
 
|Resource URL=https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/fetchmail-users
 
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{{Resource
 
{{Resource
|Resource audience=Developer
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|Resource audience=Development related discussion
|Resource kind=Homepage
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|Resource kind=E-mail
|Resource URL=http://sourceforge.net/projects/fetchmail/
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|Resource URL=fetchmail-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=User questions and discussion
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|Resource kind=E-mail
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|Resource URL=fetchmail-users@lists.sourceforge.net
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Wikidata
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|Resource kind=General
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|Resource URL=https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q285939
 
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{{Software category
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{{Resource
|Interface=command-line, daemon, x-window-system
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|Resource audience=Debian
|Use=email
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|Resource kind=Developer
|Works-with=email
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|Resource URL=https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/fetchmail
|Email software=mail-client
 
 
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Latest revision as of 22:15, 6 January 2021


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Fetchmail

http://www.fetchmail.info/
Remote-mail retrieval and forwarding utility.

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.





Licensing

License

Verified by

Verified on

Notes

Verified by

Janet Casey

Verified on

8 April 2002




Leaders and contributors

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


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
ForgeGeneralhttp://sourceforge.net/projects/fetchmail/
User questions and discussionE-mailfetchmail-users@lists.sourceforge.net
ForgeVCS Repository Webviewhttps://gitlab.com/fetchmail/fetchmail
ProgrammersMailing List Subscribehttps://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/fetchmail-announce
Development related discussionE-mailfetchmail-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
ForgeBug Trackinghttps://gitlab.com/fetchmail/fetchmail/-/issues
User questions and discussionMailing List Subscribehttps://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/fetchmail-users
DebianDeveloperhttps://tracker.debian.org/pkg/fetchmail
Development related discussionMailing List Subscribehttps://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/fetchmail-devel
WikidataGeneralhttps://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q285939


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"Forge" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.


"Forge" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.


"Forge" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.


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"Wikidata" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.


"Debian" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.







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