May 26, 2018

POP3/IMAP4 mail retriever with Maildir and command delivery

A POP3 and IMAP4 mail retriever with reliable Maildir and command delivery.

Summary of features

  • Retrieve mail from an unlimited number of POP3/IMAP4 mailboxes and servers.
  • Support for POP3-over-SSL and IMAP-over-SSL, as well as SDPS WARNING even with SSL, “no certificate or key validation is done.” so that getmail does not detect or protect from man-in-the-middle attacks.
  • Support for multidrop or domain mailboxes.
  • Safe and reliable delivery to qmail-style Maildirs, as well as program pipe delivery for use with arbitrary external MDAs. Includes an MDA for mbox files that supports mboxrd format and fcntl-type flock locking.
  • 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.
  • Can remember which mail it has already retrieved, and can be set to only download new messages.
  • Written in Python, and therefore easy to extend or customize.
  • Simple to install, configure, and use.

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