What is MailGet?

Mailget is a poor men's replacement of fetchmail, written in perl, that lets you selectively download your e-mail messages. It is particularly useful on slow internet connections (such as dial-up 56K), where every byte saved is quite an year of life more. It supports both POP3 and IMAP4 mailboxes and also SSL sockets.


MailGet is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

Source Code

Latest version of MailGet is 0.0.2 and you can get it here.

Help, support and bugs

If you need help, if you want to support MailGet development or if you want to report a bug, please drop an e-mail to:


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Last modified: Sat Mar 26 01:00:47 CET 2005