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fetchyahoo - retrieve mail from Yahoo!'s webmail service

FETCHYAHOO(1) General Commands Manual FETCHYAHOO(1)
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NAME

fetchyahoo - retrieve mail from Yahoo!'s webmail service

SYNOPSIS

fetchyahoo [options]

DESCRIPTION

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.

OPTIONS

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 documentation.
--help
Show summary of options.
--version
Show version of program.
--quiet, --noquiet
Suppress (or do not suppress) non-error messages.
--noerrors, --errors
Suppress (or do not suppress) error messages.
--configfile=CONFIG-FILE
Use CONFIG-FILE as the configuration file.
--username=USERNAME
Use USERNAME as the Yahoo! login.
--password=PASSWORD
Use PASSWORD as your Yahoo! password.
--spoolfile=SPOOL
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
Append messages to the SPOOL (the default behavior).
--pipe
Pipe messages to the program SPOOL, instead of appending to SPOOL.
--overwrite
Overwrite SPOOL, instead of appending to it.
--folder=FOLDER
Specify the folder on Yahoo! to download messages from. (Default is Inbox.)
--newonly
Only download new messages. (The default is to download all messages.)
--allmsgs
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.)
--onlylistmessages
Only list messages in mail folder. This combines --listmessages, --nodownload and --nodelete
--emptybulk
Empty Bulk folder before downloading messages.
--emptytrashbefore
Empty trash before downloading messages.
--emptytrashafter
Empty trash after downloading messages.
--noempty
Do not empty trash or bulk. (Default)
--leaveunread
Leave the messages marked as unread on the server.
--markread
Mark the messages downloaded as read. (Default)
--repeatinterval=N
Check for mail every N minutes.
--statusonly, --nostatusonly
Just get the number of messages. (--nostatusonly is the default.)
--getexternal, --nogetexternal
Retrieve messages from external mailboxes also. (--nogetexternal is the default.)
--externalmailboxes=boxes,list
retrieve messages from only this comma-separated list of external mailboxes
--maxmessages=N
Maximum number of messages to download (default is 100). Setting this to over 100 may cause problems.
--warninglevel=N
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.)
--proxyhost=s
Hostname to use for proxy (default is off).
--proxyport=N
Port to use for proxy (default is 80).
--proxyuser=s
Username to use for proxy authentication (default is no authentication)
--proxypass=s
Password to use for proxy authentication (default is no authentication)
--imaphost=s
Hostname to use for IMAP (default is off).
--imapport=N
Port to use for IMAP (default is 143).
--imapuser=s
Username to use for IMAP authentication (no default)
--imappass=s
Password to use for IMAP authentication (no default)
--imapmailbox=s
IMAP mailbox to use (default is INBOX)
--repeatinterval=N
Check for mail every N minutes (daemon mode).
--md5hex
Print the MD5 hex hash value of a password entered interactively

FILES

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

SEE ALSO

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

AUTHOR

FetchYahoo was written by Ravi Ramkissoon <ravi_ramkissoon@yahoo.com>. This manual page was written by Chris Lawrence <lawrencc@debian.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
 
September 20, 2002 Debian Sid