fdm - fetch and deliver mail
fdm [-hklmnqv] [-a account] [-D name= value] [-f conffile] [-u user]
[-x account] [fetch | poll]
The fdm program fetches mail from a POP3 or IMAP server or from stdin and
delivers it based on a ruleset in the configuration file.
The options are as follows:
Process only the specified account. This option may appear
multiple times. The account name may include shell glob
characters to match multiple accounts.
This option defines a macro for use when parsing the
configuration file. The macro name must be prefixed with $ or %
to specify a string or numeric macro. This option may appear
Specify the configuration file location. Default is ~/.fdm.conf,
or /etc/fdm.conf if that doesn’t exist.
-h Look at the HOME environment variable to ascertain the user’s
-k Keep all mail after delivery, regardless of whether it matches a
drop action. Note that mails kept in this way will be refetched
by fdm if it is run again on the same account.
-l Log using syslog(3) rather than to stderr.
-m Ignore the lock file and run regardless of other instances of
-n Do not process any accounts, just verify the configuration file
syntax and exit.
-q Quiet mode. Only print errors.
Specify the default user for delivery. This overrides the
default-user option in the configuration file.
-v Request verbose logging. This option may be specified multiple
times. -vv will print information on configuration (useful with
-n). -vvvv duplicates all traffic to and from remote servers to
stdout. This feature is disabled when using the -l flag.
Exclude the named account. Multiple -x options may be specified.
As with -a, shell glob characters may be used.
fetch | poll | cache
The fetch command instructs fdm to fetch and deliver messages.
The poll command polls the accounts in the configuration file and
reports a message count for each. cache allows fdm cache files
to be manipulated: see the next section.
The following cache manipulation commands are supported:
cache add path string
cache remove path string
Add or remove string as a key in the cache at path.
cache list [path]
List the number of keys in the specified cache, or if path is
omitted, in all caches declared in the configuration file.
cache dump path
Dump the contents of the cache path to stdout. Each key is
printed followed by a space and the timestamp as Unix time.
cache clear path
Delete all keys from the cache at path.
default fdm configuration file
default system-wide configuration file
default lock file
lock file for root user
mail(1), fdm.conf(5), sendmail(8)
Nicholas Marriott 〈firstname.lastname@example.org〉