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README

mpop retrieves mails 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
- Support for Internationalized Domain Names (IDN)
- Many authentication methods
- 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:
- GnuTLS. 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.

The homepage of this program is <https://marlam.de/mpop>.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under 
the terms of the GNU General Public License (see the file COPYING) as published 
by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your 
option) any later version.