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       fetchyahoo - retrieve mail from Yahoo!’s webmail service


       fetchyahoo [options]


       FetchYahoo  is a Perl script that downloads mail from a Yahoo!  account
       to a local mail spool. It is meant  to  replace  fetchmail  for  people
       using  Yahoo!  mail  since  Yahoo!’s  POP  service  no  longer free. It
       downloads messages to a local  mail  spool,  including  all  parts  and
       attachments.  It  then deletes messages unless requested not to. It can
       also optionally forward messages to  a  specified  e-mail  address  and
       repeat with a given interval.


       This  program  follows  the  usual  GNU  command line syntax, with long
       options starting with two  dashes  (‘-’).   A  summary  of  options  is
       included   below.    For   additional   information,   see   the   HTML

       --help Show summary of options.

              Show version of program.

       --quiet, --noquiet
              Suppress (or do not suppress) non-error messages.

       --noerrors, --errors
              Suppress (or do not suppress) error messages.

              Use CONFIG-FILE as the configuration file.

              Use USERNAME as the Yahoo! login.

              Use PASSWORD as your Yahoo! password.

              Specify SPOOL as the file to spool messages  to;  if  --pipe  is
              also  specified,  SPOOL  is a program that accepts messages from
              standard input (such as procmail).

       --https --nohttps
              Use insecure plaintext or secure HTTPS to login (default  is  to
              use HTTPS).

              Append messages to the SPOOL (the default behavior).

       --pipe Pipe  messages  to  the  program  SPOOL, instead of appending to

              Overwrite SPOOL, instead of appending to it.

              Specify  the  folder  on  Yahoo!  to  download  messages   from.
              (Default is Inbox.)

              Only  download  new  messages.   (The default is to download all

              Download all messages.

       --nodelete, --delete
              Do not (or do) delete messages after they are downloaded.

       --nodownload, --download
              Do not download messages; however, they will be  deleted  unless
              --nodelete is also specified.  (--download is the default.)

       --listmessages, --nolistmessages
              List messages in mail folder. (--nolistmessages is the default.)

              Only list messages in mail folder. This combines --listmessages,
              --nodownload and --nodelete

              Empty Bulk folder before downloading messages.

              Empty trash before downloading messages.

              Empty trash after downloading messages.

              Do not empty trash or bulk.  (Default)

              Leave the messages marked as unread on the server.

              Mark the messages downloaded as read.  (Default)

              Check for mail every N minutes.

       --statusonly, --nostatusonly
              Just   get  the  number  of  messages.  (--nostatusonly  is  the

       --getexternal, --nogetexternal
              Retrieve messages from external mailboxes also. (--nogetexternal
              is the default.)

              retrieve   messages  from  only  this  comma-separated  list  of
              external mailboxes

              Maximum number of messages to download (default is 100). Setting
              this to over 100 may cause problems.

              Warn if more than N% of storage quota is used. Never warn if N=0
              (default is 0).

       --nofromline, --includefromline
              Omit (or include) the leading "From " in  messages  appended  or
              piped. (--includefromline is the default.)

       --logout, --nologout
              Log  out  (or  do not log out) of Yahoo! on exit. (--nologout is
              the default.)

              Hostname to use for proxy (default is off).

              Port to use for proxy (default is 80).

              Username  to  use  for  proxy  authentication  (default  is   no

              Password   to  use  for  proxy  authentication  (default  is  no

              Hostname to use for IMAP (default is off).

              Port to use for IMAP (default is 143).

              Username to use for IMAP authentication (no default)

              Password to use for IMAP authentication (no default)

              IMAP mailbox to use (default is INBOX)

              Check for mail every N minutes (daemon mode).

              Print the MD5 hex hash value of a password entered interactively



              Configuration  files  for  FetchYahoo.  An example configuration
              file is located in /usr/share/doc/fetchyahoo/examples/


       procmail(1)  /usr/share/doc/fetchyahoo/index.html


       FetchYahoo was written by Ravi Ramkissoon  <>.
       This  manual  page was written by Chris Lawrence <>,
       for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                              September 20, 2002