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movemail: move messages across mailboxes.


movemail.mailutils - move messages across mailboxes.


movemail.mailutils [,OPTION/...] ,inbox-url destfile /[,POP-password/]


GNU movemail -- move messages across mailboxes.
output information used by Emacs rmail interface
try to continue after errors
process at most NUMBER messages
-m, --[no-]progress-meter
enable progress meter
enable biff notification
what to do on errors
-P, --owner=,MODELIST/
control mailbox ownership
-p, --[no-]preserve, --keep-messages
preserve the source mailbox
set program identifier for diagnostics (default: program name)
-r, --[no-]reverse
reverse the sorting order
-u, --[no-]uidl
use UIDLs to avoid downloading the same message twice
-v, --verbose
increase verbosity level
Global debugging settings
set Mailutils debugging level
--[no-]debug-line-info show source info with debugging messages
Configuration handling
load this configuration file; implies --no-config
check configuration file syntax and exit
verbosely log parsing of the configuration files
do not load site and user configuration files
do not load site-wide configuration file
do not load user configuration file
set configuration parameter
Informational options
show configuration file summary
show compilation options
-?, --help
give this help list
give a short usage message
-V, --version
print program version

Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.


Report bugs to <bug-mailutils [at]>.
GNU Mailutils home page: <>
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Copyright © 2007-2019 Free Software Foundation, inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


The complete GNU mailutils documentation is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the mailutils-doc package is installed, the command
info mailutils

should give you access to the complete manual.
You can also find this manual online in the GNU mailutils webpage:
Please note this manpage was automatically generated by the Debian mailutils packagers. Do not file bugs for its content to the GNU Mailutils upstream authors.