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POPCHECK(1)							   POPCHECK(1)

NAME
       popcheck	- see (and possibly delete) messages waiting on	a POP server

SYNOPSIS
       popcheck	 [-s  pop3_server] [-u pop3_user] [-p pop3_password] [-o file-
       name] [-i filename]

DESCRIPTION
       The command popcheck is a simple	program	which will let you see a  list
       of all messages waiting on a POP	server and possibly delete some	or all
       of them.

       popcheck	can work in interactive	mode (default) or in  batch  mode  (-o
       and -i  options).

OPTIONS
       The following options are available from	the command line:

       -s  Selects the POP mail	server.

       -u  Selects the mail account on the mail	server.

       -p  Provides the	password for accessing the mail	account.  If the pass-
	   word	is not provided	on the command line (recommended,  since  pro-
	   viding the password on the command line lets	other system users see
	   it, eg. by means of the 'ps'	command) the user will be prompted for
	   one.

       -i  Run in batch	mode.  Read a list of messages from specified file and
	   tell	the POP	server to delete these messages.
	   USE THIS OPTION WITH	EXTRA CARE, OR RISK MAIL LOSS.

       -o  Run in batch	mode.  Store the collected information in  the	speci-
	   fied	file.

INTERACTIVE OPERATION
       You are presented with a	list of	messages and can mark some of them for
       deletion.

       Keys available during interactive operation:
       UP, p	   - Up	one line
       DOWN, n	   - Down one line
       PGUP, -	   - Up	one page
       PGDN, space - Down one page
       d	   - Mark/Unmark message
       s	   - Exit and save changes
       q	   - Exit without saving anything

BATCH MODE OPERATION
       Run popcheck with the -o	switch first to	make a textfile	with all  mes-
       sages, including	numbers	and sizes.

       Edit this file and remove all lines describing mail you want to keep.

       Make sure the only lines	in the file are	those describing the mails you
       want to REMOVE. Please double-check because there  is  no  turning-back
       after you execute popcheck with the -i switch.

       Run popcheck with the -i	switch.	All messages matching the message num-
       bers and	sizes (in the file) will be removed from the POP server.

CAVEATS
       Please note that	you run	this program on	your own risk. It's very  easy
       to remove messages that you want	to remove, but also to remove messages
       that you	didn't want to remove. BE CAREFUL.

AUTHOR
       Staffan Hamala <staham@algonet.se>

SEE ALSO
       in.pop3d(8)

								   POPCHECK(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | INTERACTIVE OPERATION | BATCH MODE OPERATION | CAVEATS | AUTHOR | SEE ALSO

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