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Old 08-29-2009
No clear (to me) where this mail is stored. Where is the mailbox?
It is on a Yahoo server or on your HP-UX server?
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Old 08-29-2009
It's my understanding that Yahoo! stores mail on their own servers, where you are very unlikely to get a shell account. You might be able to poll the remote mailbox with the imap protocol. Or you may want to download it all to your machine where it's easier to run a script like jgt suggested because you have total control.

Checkout Fetchmail.

I don't know if it's available for HP-UX, but you can compile it and install it as a regular user on most unix-like OSes. In which case, you use cron to call it instead of installing it as a daemon.

It wakes up every [configurable number of] minutes and fetches all your mail from whatever remote mailboxes you configure it for and it delivers it to the local system just as if they had been delivered there by the mail system.
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