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 +====== Download mail ======
 +Using imapgrab.py script that is a wrapper for getmail
 +
 +===== Command to list all mail from server =====
 +<​code>​
 +./​imapgrab.py -l -s somemailserver.com -u someuser@example.com -p <​password>​
 +</​code>​
 +
 +===== Command to download all mail from server (maildir) =====
 +This one uses the maildir format (one file per email, one directory per imap folder)
 +<​code>​
 +cd /​home/​someuser1/​imap_files/​imapgrab
 +mkdir mdir
 +nohup ./​imapgrab.py -d -M -a -f /​home/​someuser1/​imap_files/​imapgrab/​mdir -m "​_ALL_" ​
 +-s somemailserver.com -u someuser@example.com -p <​enterpass>​ > imapgrab.log 2>&1
 +</​code>​
 +
 +Output
 +<​code>​
 +someuser1@ub1:​~/​imap_files/​imapgrab$ cat imapgrab.log
 +nohup: ignoring input
 +IMAP Grab 0.1.4
 +---
 +Downloading mailbox "​INBOX"​
 +Downloading mailbox "​INBOX.Drafts"​
 +Downloading mailbox "​INBOX.Sent"​
 +Downloading mailbox "​INBOX.Trash"​
 +....
 +....
 +Downloads complete
 +</​code>​
 +
 +===== Command to download all mail from server (mbox) =====
 +This one uses the maildir format (one file per imap folder)
 +<​code>​
 +cd /​home/​someuser1/​imap_files/​imapgrab
 +mkdir mdir1
 +nohup ./​imapgrab.py -d -B -a -f /​home/​someuser1/​imap_files/​imapgrab/​mdir1 -m "​_ALL_" ​
 +-s mail.lonex.com -u someuser@example.com -p lotus111 > imapgrab1.log 2>&1 &
 +</​code>​
 +
 +Output
 +<​code>​
 +someuser1@ub1:​~/​imap_files/​imapgrab$ cat imapgrab1.log
 +nohup: ignoring input
 +IMAP Grab 0.1.4
 +---
 +Downloading mailbox "​INBOX"​
 +Downloading mailbox "​INBOX.Drafts"​
 +Downloading mailbox "​INBOX.Sent"​
 +Downloading mailbox "​INBOX.Trash"​
 +....
 +....
 +Downloads complete
 +</​code>​
  

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