getmail is a mail retriever designed to allow you
to get your mail from one or more mail accounts
on various mail servers to your local machine for
reading with a minimum of fuss.
getmail is designed to be secure, flexible,
reliable, and easy-to-use. It is designed to
replace other mail retrievers such as fetchmail.
Furthermore, it is a multi-protocol mail retrieval
system with support for simple and domain POP3 and
IMAP4 mailboxes, domain SDPS mailboxes,
POP3-over-SSL and IMAP-over-SSL, mail sorting,
message filtering, and delivery to Maildirs,
Mboxrd files, external MDAs, and other advanced