getmail is a Mail Retriever designed to allow you to retrieve your mail from mail accounts on one or several different mail servers your local machine for reading with a minimum of fuss. getmail 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 medium by electronic mail to access the mailbox with the following protocols: POP3 · · POP3-over-SSL IMAP4 · · IMAP4-over-SSL · extensions SDPS (Demon UK for POP3) · support for single-user and domain mailboxes · retrieve mail from an unlimited number of mailboxes and servers can • remember what email it has already recovered and can be configured to only download new messages of support for · · support message filtering, classification, and annotation by external programs, such as spam filters and anti - virus for the delivery of messages to different destinations based on message recipient · reliability · native support safe and reliable delivery for maildirs mboxrd and files, in addition to the arbitrary provision by agents external message delivery ( MDA) · do not destroy information by rewriting mail headers · not cause mail loops by SMTP to the injection, and does not require that you run an MTA (like qmail or sendmail) on your written hote Python, and therefore easy to extend or customize · architecture flexible and extensible so that support for new protocols to access email, message filtering operations, or types of destinations can be easily added back · operation platform form; getmail 4 should work on Unix / Linux, Macintosh and other platforms. Support for Windows available under the free Cygwin package. · Winner of various software, including cases DaveCentral's "Best of Linux. What's new in this version: [read full changelog] Handle Extra • if IMAP (and for good measure, POP3) is broken and offers a message that it fails to return then. Thank you Eric Waguespack.