command line pop3 mail client for windows?

Solution 1:

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We use Blat for sending mail via command line and are very happy with it. The link has alot of info.

Solution 2:

No SSL support, but i use it when i need to:

c:\>telnet 110
   +OK Hello there.
   >user iboyd
   +OK Password required.
   >pass correct horse battery staple
   +OK Logged in.
   1 1924
   2 1915
   >retr 1
   Receive: from localhost ....
   >dele 1
   +OK Deleted
   +OK Bye-bye.

Connection to host lost.


Solution 3:

You could use the Command Line Pop Client in combination with the SSL wrapper Stunnel.

Command Line Pop Client

Command Line POP Client is a free console utility that allows you to receive your e-mails to a local directory. It is suitable for batch jobs or whenever there is a need to download e-mails as files into a folder. This mail receiver supports the POP3 protocol and is both robust and light weight. The settings are defined in an xml file.

This e-mail client is compatible for Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP and 2003.


Stunnel is a program that allows you to encrypt arbitrary TCP connections inside SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) available on both Unix and Windows. Stunnel can allow you to secure non-SSL aware daemons and protocols (like POP, IMAP, LDAP, etc) by having Stunnel provide the encryption, requiring no changes to the daemon's code.

The Stunnel source code is not a complete product -- you still require a functioning SSL library such as OpenSSL or SSLeay in order to compile stunnel. This means that stunnel can support whatever (and only) that which your SSL library can, without making any changes in the Stunnel code.