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getmail
Original author(s)Charles Cazabon[1]
Initial release1998; 24 years ago (1998)
Stable release
5.15 / December 10, 2020; 20 months ago (2020-12-10)[2]
Written inPython[3]
Operating systemUnix-like, Posix
TypeE-mail
LicenseGNU General Public License v2
Websitepyropus.ca/software/getmail/[4]

getmail is a simple mail retrieval agent intended as a replacement for fetchmail, implemented in Python.[5] It can retrieve mail from POP3,[3] IMAP4,[5] and Standard Dial-up POP3 Service servers, with or without SSL. It supports simple and domain (multidrop) mailboxes, mail filtering via any arbitrary program, and supports a wide variety of mail destination types, including mboxrd, maildir,[3][6] and external arbitrary mail delivery agents.[5] Unlike fetchmail, getmail's Python foundation makes it nearly immune to buffer overflow security holes.[citation needed] It also has a simpler configuration syntax than fetchmail, but supports fewer authentication protocols. The software can also function as a basic mail delivery agent.[5]

Getmail is free software and is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2.[1] It is written and maintained by Charles Cazabon.[1]

The original getmail software requires Python 2, which is no longer supported. A fork named getmail6, which is not from getmail's original author, provides Python 3 support.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Sil 2003, p. 361.
  2. ^ "CHANGELOG". Retrieved 2020-12-11.
  3. ^ a b c Sil 2003, p. 434.
  4. ^ Orsini 2007, p. 331.
  5. ^ a b c d Orsini 2007, p. 330.
  6. ^ "Back up Gmail on Linux with Getmail". 17 March 2008.

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