[neomutt-users] Using fetchmail with Neomutt

Stefan Kropp stefan at debxwoody.de
Wed Jun 19 21:46:31 CEST 2019

Am Mittwoch, den 19.06.2019 um 19:09:33 +0000 schrieb dciprus at cisco.com:
> Fetchmail will pull your email from mailserver and it can deliver it to MUA,
> in your case procmail or simply to the mailbox/maildir. Procmail will help
> you with filtering and additional modifications of your emails.
> So answer is yes, you can use fetchmail and later set up your procmail rules.
> On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 06:45:49PM +0000, russurquhart1 at verizon.net wrote:
> >   Hi,
> >   I am the guy who was getting the UIDL error when trying to access my POP
> >   account.
> >   Someone suggested, back then, that i could use fetchmail to pull my email
> >   from the POP server, and pull it into Neomutt that way. I am looking into
> >   that, but all of the tutorials online SEEM to imply also using Procmail.
> >   My question is, to get started, can i just use fetchmail and then later
> >   set up Procmail, or do I HAVE to use Procmail with fetchmail?
> >   Thanks for any help or suggestions!
> >   Thanks,
> >   Russ

I prefer getmail instead of fetchmail. A small example of my setup is
on github:


I didn't try, but it seems the setup could be like this for getmail.

type = Maildir
path = ~/Maildir/

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