Original author(s) Charles Cazabon
Initial release 1998 (1998)
Stable release
4.52.0 / October 22, 2016 (2016-10-22)[1]
Written in Python
Operating system Unix-like, Posix
Type E-mail
License GNU General Public License v2

getmail is a simple mail retrieval agent intended as a replacement for fetchmail, implemented in Python. It can retrieve mail from POP3, IMAP4 and Standard Dial-up POP3 Service servers, with or without SSL. It supports simple and domain (multidrop) mailboxes, mail filtering via any arbitrary program, and supports a wide variety of mail destination types, including mboxrd, maildir, and external arbitrary mail delivery agents. Unlike fetchmail, getmail's Python foundation makes it nearly immune to buffer overflow security holes. It also has a simpler configuration syntax than fetchmail, but supports fewer authentication protocols. The software can function as a mail delivery agent for simple installations where one is not already available.

Getmail is free software and is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2. It is written and maintained by Charles Cazabon.

See also


  1. "CHANGELOG". Retrieved 2016-10-23.

External links

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