push man page

push — fetch mail via POP

Synopsis

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

Description

push 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:

hostname:username
po:hostname:username
username@hostname
po:username@hostname
hostname
po:username

If no username is specified, push 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
--from
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.

Environment

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

Examples

$ 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.

See Also

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

History

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

Referenced By

pfrom(1), popper(8).

May 31, 1998