mpop is a POP3 client: it retrieves mail from POP3 mailboxes.Features include:
- Support for multiple accounts
- Header based mail filtering: filter junk mail before downloading it
- Delivery to mbox files, maildir folders, or a mail delivery agent (MDA)
- TLS support including client certificates
- Many authentication methods
- Support for Internationalized Domain Names (IDN)
- Fast POP3 implementation using command pipelining
- SOCKS proxy support
mpop runs on a wide variety of platforms. It needs little more than an ANSI C compiler and Berkeley-style sockets. It does not require any additional libraries, but it can use the following to enhance its feature set:
The GnuTLS library provides TLS support. It is highly recommended. OpenSSL can be used as an alternative to GnuTLS, but this is discouraged.
- GNU SASL
Using the GNU SASL library adds support for some exotic authentication methods. You really only need it if you want to use GSSAPI.
- GNU libidn2
On modern Linux systems with recent glibc and GnuTLS libraries, mpop has automatic support for Internationalized Domain Names (IDN). On other systems, IDN support is available via libidn2.
mpop is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.