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push: fetch mail via POP


push - fetch mail via POP


[-5 | --krb5 ] [-v | --verbose ] [-f | --fork ] [-l | -leave ] [--from ] [-c | -count ] [--headers = headers ] [-p port-spec | --port = port-spec ] po-box filename


retrieves mail from the post office box po-box and stores the mail in mbox format in filename The po-box can have any of the following formats:

`username [at] hostname'
`po:username [at] hostname'

If no username is specified, assumes that it's the same as on the local machine; hostname defaults to the value of the MAILHOST environment variable.

Supported options:

-5 --krb5
use Kerberos 5 (if compiled with support for Kerberos 5)
-f --fork
fork before starting to delete messages
-l --leave
don't delete fetched mail
behave like from.
-c --count
first print how many messages and bytes there are.
--headers = headers
a list of comma-separated headers that should get printed.
-p port-spec --port = port-spec
use this port instead of the default `kpop' or `1109'

The default is to first try Kerberos 5 authentication and then, if that fails, Kerberos 4.


points to the post office, if no other hostname is specified.


$ push cornfield:roosta ~/.emacs-mail-crash-box

tries to fetch mail for the user roosta from the post office at ``cornfield'' and stores the mail in ~/.emacs-mail-crash-box (you are using Gnus, aren't you?)

$ push --from -5 havregryn

tries to fetch From: lines for current user at post office ``havregryn'' using Kerberos 5.


was written while waiting for movemail to finish getting the mail.


from(1), pfrom(1), movemail(8), popper(8)