getmail 4.0 reviewDownload
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 loc
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 it is secure, flexible, reliable, and easy-to-use. getmail is designed to replace other mail retrievers such as fetchmail.
Here are some key features of "getmail":
simple to install, configure, and use
retrieve virtually any mail
support for accessing mailboxes with the following protocols:
SDPS (Demon UK's extensions to POP3)
support for single-user and domain mailboxes
retrieve mail from an unlimited number of mailboxes and servers
can remember which mail it has already retrieved, and can be set to only download new messages
support for message filtering, classification, and annotation by external programs like spam filters and anti-virus programs
support for delivering messages to different destinations based on the message recipient
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
written in Python, and therefore easy to extend or customize
a flexible, extensible architecture so that support for new mail access protocols, message filtering operations, or destination types can be easily added
cross-platform operation; getmail 4 should work on Unix/Linux, Macintosh, and other platforms. Windows support available under the free Cygwin package.
winner of various software awards, including DaveCentral's "Best of Linux.
What's New in This Release:
This release adds an ignore_stderr option to the MDA_external destination.
There are documentation cleanups.
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