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       getlive - fetch mail from your Hotmail Live account


       getlive [--config-file FILE] [--verbosity 0..100]


       getlive  is  a utility that fetches mail from your Hotmail/Windows Live
       account. The mail is then presented to any filter (typically  procmail)
       for further processing or dropping in a local mailbox.


              Default  is  ${HOME}/.getliverc.   The  format  for this file is
              listed below.

              Higher number corresponds to greater output as command runs.


       The configuration file takes arguments of  the  form  option  =  value.
       Empty lines or lines commented with # are allowed.

              Your Hotmail username, excluding the at-sign and domain.

       Domain The domain for your account, defaults to

       Mode   Compatibility mode: 201002 (default), 200809, 200810, 200902, or
              200909.  200810, 200902, and 200909, 201002 need to be used  for
              changes  that  are being rolled out in the hotmail service as of
              October 2008.

              Your account  password,  you  should  restrict  access  to  your
              configuration file to avoid this information being read by other

       Proxy  Hostname of proxy, if applicable.

              Password for proxy, if applicable.

              File that keeps track of  IDs  of  messages  that  were  fetched
              already.  Default is ${HOME}/.getlive.log.

              If  Yes only messages that are marked unread are fetched. If set
              to Yes, Downloaded is ignored.  Defaults to No.

              Number of times to retry fetching a web page via curl.  Defaults
              to 2.

              Command for curl.  Default is "curl -k".

              Any  command  taking the message in mbox format on its stdin and
              doing something with it.  Default is /usr/bin/procmail.

              · "/bin/cat - >> FetchedMail" might be used to drop directly  in
                a mbox file.

              · The            distribution            contains           also
                /usr/share/doc/getlive/examples/             and
                /usr/share/doc/getlive/examples/  These  can
                be used to forward the messages to an SMTP server.

       Folder Folder that needs to be fetched.  This option must  be  repeated
              for each folder you want to fetch. If this option is not present
              then all folders will be fetched.

              Whether the message will be marked read after being  downloaded.
              Note  that  a  message  never gets marked in any way if it’s not
              downloaded due to it  being  already  in  the  Downloaded  file.
              Defaults to No.

       Delete Whether  the  message  will  be  deleted after being downloaded.
              Note that a message never gets deleted if  it’s  not  downloaded
              due to it being already in the Downloaded file.  Defaults to No.

              Folder  to  which  the  message  must  be  moved   after   being
              downloaded.   If this argument takes the form @FileName then the
              folder name is taken from the contents of the file.

              This can be used, for example, to enable a spam filter to decide
              to  what folder the message must be moved. That spamfilter would
              be invoked by the Processor option and then write a folder  name
              (for instance Junk if considered junk) to the file FileName.

              Note  that  a message is not moved if it’s not downloaded due to
              it being already in the Downloaded file.

              Whether the Trash  folder  handling  will  be  skipped  or  not.
              Defaults to No.

              Number  of  consecutive  already downloaded messages after which
              the search will stop. Useful  to  avoid  slowness  on  extremely
              large Downloaded files.


       getlive was written by Jos De Laender <>.

       This  manual  page  was adapted by Tyler Trafford <>
       and Martin Ferrari <> from the  included  Manual,  for
       the Debian project (but may be used by others).

                               October 28, 2007