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    Default Downloading e-mails via POP/IMAP/etc

    Is there a command-line tool on Backtrack that will take username/password as input and then download all the e-mail in an account?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Downloading e-mails via POP/IMAP/etc

    mutt and alpine are text based email clients for Linux ad both are available via apt-get

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    Default Re: Downloading e-mails via POP/IMAP/etc

    purhate,

    Thanks for your reply, but I don't want to read e-mail or anything.

    I just want to completely back it up, i.e. download every message. Is there a standard way to do this in Linux?

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    Default Re: Downloading e-mails via POP/IMAP/etc

    Yes using mutt or pine, as was mentioned before. Further most mail clients will allow synchronization between client and server.
    To be successful here you should read all of the following.
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    Failure to do so will probably get your threads deleted or worse.

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    Default Re: Downloading e-mails via POP/IMAP/etc

    Do keep in mind that, in general, most email is removed from the server after it's been downloaded (at least that's the case with most email accounts here in europe).
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    Default Re: Downloading e-mails via POP/IMAP/etc

    You can use IMAP to synchronize between client and server, or POP to download the message. POP can also be configured to leave a copy on the server.

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