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       gotmail - A script to fetch mail from a Hotmail mailbox.


       gotmail [-u username] [-p password] [--help] [--version] ...


       This manual page documents the gotmail script.

       Gotmail  is  a  perl  script to fetch mail out of a Hotmail account and
       either place it into the current  directory  in  unix  mbox  format  or
       forward it to another email address.


       -?, --help, --usage
              Show summary of options.

       -u, --username username
              Specify your hotmail account username.

       -p, --password password
              Specify  your  hotmail account password. (Warning: using this on
              the command line is insecure. It is suggested  that  you  use  a
              configuration file--see below)

       -d, --domain domain
              Specify  an  acceptable  hotmail  domain: (default),

              Print the version number.

              Print and log debug spew.

       -v, --verbose
              Be verbose.

              Be as quiet as possible.

       -c, --config-file file
              Specifies  a  different  configuration  file  than  the  default
              (~/.gotmailrc).  See below.

       --proxy host:port
              Specify  an  HTTP  proxy  to  use.  Format  is  host:port  - eg:

       -f, --forward address
              Specify an email address to forward to. If a forwarding  address
              is not given, messages will be saved to disk.

       -s, --smtpserver server
              Send  email  via  the  specified  smtp  server, rather than with
              sendmail.  This allows use of Gotmail  under  Windows  2000,  at
              least. May work elsewhere.

       --exclude-folders folders
              Do  not  get  these  folders  (list  of folders in quotes, i.e.:
              "Inbox, Bulk Mail")

       --folders folderlist
              The --folders option only downloads messages from  folders  that
              are  in the list given. eg. gotmail --folders "bulk mail, inbox"
              will get  the  bulk  mail  and  inbox  folders  only.  The  list
              separator  should  now be a comma, optionally with whitespace on
              either side.

       --folder-dir /my/dir
              Specify which directory to put email  folders  in.  The  folders
              will  be  saved as mbox-compatible files named after the folders
              on Hotmail.

              Only previously unread messages will be retrieved.

              Mark messages as read once they have been downloaded.

              Delete messages once they have been downloaded.  This option  is
              being  deprecated  as of version 0.8.2.  Use the --move <folder>
              command to move downloaded mails to the Trash Can instead.

       --move <folder>
              Move mails to the named folder after downloading.

              Add a small delay after each message to stop the local MTA  from
              being overloaded.

       --retry-limit num_tries
              Maximum number of times to retry a download.

              When  this  option  is  specified,  saves messages to "username-
              foldername" in the folder-dir directory.  The  Inbox  folder  is
              saved to just "username".

              This  option  sends all messages only to procmail(1). Options to
              forward or save to mailboxes are ignored.

       --procmail-bin /path/to/procmail
              Allows user to set location of the procmail binary.  Default  is

       --procmail-option <opt>
              Pass options through to procmail

       --curl-bin /path/to/curl
              Allows  user  to  set location of the curl binary. Default is to
              search the path.

              Use SpamAssassin to detect junk mail.

              Delete junk mail instead of just ignoring it (requires  --use-sa

       --move-spam folder
              Move spam to this folder (requires --use-sa option).

       --spam-score score
              SpamAssassin score to be considered spam.  Default is 4.5.

              Don’t  actually  download or forward mail. Useful when used with
              the --delete-spam option.

              Print the number of messages received one line per folder.

              Automatically  remove  X-Message-Info  header  to  not   trigger
              X_MESSAGE_INFO rule in SpamAssassin.


       Download  all  the mail from the account of "" with
       password "sEcReT" and forward it to "".

              gotmail -u billyjoe -p sEcReT -f
              (This is insecure!)

       Download, and delete, new mail only in the Inbox and MyMail folders  of
       uro_levu’s Hotmail account. Save the resulting mail in mbox files named
       after the folders ("Inbox" and "MyMail") under the warmmail/ directory.

              gotmail -u uro_levu -p my_password --delete --only-new \
                   --folder-dir $HOME/warmmail --folders "Inbox, MyMail"
              (This is insecure!)

       Scan  the mail in the Inbox and move anything with a SpamAssassin score
       of 5 or better to a folder named  Spam,  but  don’t  actually  download

              gotmail --folders "Inbox" -u billyjoe -p sEcReT --use-sa \
                   --nodownload --move-spam Spam --spam-score 5
              (This is insecure!)


       You  can  put  the  configuration  for  gotmail in a file. This has the
       significant advantage of not putting your username and password on  the
       command  line,  where it is possible for others on your machine to read
       them. By default, gotmail will look for a file in your  home  directory
       called   ".gotmailrc".  You  can  specify  a  different  one  with  the
       --config-file option. Options on the command line will override options
       in the configuration file.

       Configuration  files  may  contain  comments  (Lines beginning with #).
       Options in the file are identical to the long arguments  listed  above,
       and  are  assigned  values using an = sign. Do not add extra whitespace
       before or after the =.

       This very simple configuration file gets all the mail from the  account
       of, password "ger0nim34":

              # randomuser’s gotmailrc file

       This  slightly  more complex example causes gotmail to quietly download
       and delete all mail in the account of, and forward it

              # .gotmailrc



       This     manual     page     was     written     by    Peter    Hawkins
       <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may  be
       used  by  others).  Additions were made by paul cannon <>
       and James Turnbull <>.

       Additional contributions from John Fruetel, Jon Phillips,  Guyang  Mao,
       Didier  CLERC,  Leigh Purdie, Sh, Patrick Froede, Herman Mereles, Kamal
       Kantawala, Andrei Popov, Kamal Mahyuddin, Hindu, Joel  Mejeur,   Wesley
       Hosking,  Max  Hales, Brian Almeida, Jens Preikschat, Jonas Smedegaard,
       Robert Lazzurs, Tim Dijkstra, Hari  Sundararaghavan,  Silas  S.  Brown,
       Adrian  Chung, Lalit Chhabra, Loic TREGOUET, Sean D. True, Timothy Lee,
       stripes, David Holland, Sergio Rua, Lee, William  X.  Walsh,Chris  Ham,
       Angel    Luis    Jimenez    Martinez,   James   Ascroft-Leigh,   Andrea
       Briganti,cageek, Brad  Donison,  Jens  E.  Madsen  Jr.,  Paul  Howarth,
       Gertjan Harkink, Jos De Laender, jdanwhite, and Manoajv Sridhar.