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Old 03-28-2012
Java POP3 Mail Client (Command Line)

Hi list,

I need a POP3 mail client which I can use from the command line within a bash shell script to download email to a folder location. Can anyone recommend a good POP3 client which can be used from the command line in bash?

Using redhat enterprise linux 5 and 6.

thanks,
Land
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Old 03-28-2012
fetchmail is the traditional solution for this.

My ~/.fetchmailrc:

Code:
poll mail.zzzzzzzz.com
protocol pop3
user print@zzzzzzzz.com
pass qqqqqqqq
mda "/usr/bin/procmail -m /home/username/.procmailrc"


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Old 03-28-2012
Oh, and my procmailrc of course:

Code:
MAILDIR=/home/username/
VERBOSE=on

:0
mail/

Then you just need a cron entry to run the fetchmail executable once and a while and it will do the rest.
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