How does mpop compare to other mail retrieval utilities?

(This section is obviously subjective. Feel free to send me your comments.)

The most widely used mail retrieval utility is probably fetchmail. mpop does not support all of fetchmails features, but I think that

First, a list of features that fetchmail has and mpop has not:

Some things that mpop does better than fetchmail:

Some things that mpop can do and fetchmail cannot:


We have an archive of the old mpop-users mailing list in case some information is still useful to someone. You can also download it as a single MBOX file.