POP3 Commands

The commands below may differ slightly from your ISP's POP3 mail server.

  • user <username> Inform the POP3 server of your username
  • pass <password> Inform the POP3 server of your password
  • stat Show summary of mailbox
  • list Show the sizes of all emails
  • list <msg id> Show size of an individual email
  • uidl Show UID values of all messages
  • uidl <msg id> Show UID value of the specified message
  • retr <msg id> Download the specified message
  • top <msg id> <len> Download the top lines of the specified message
  • dele <msg id> Delete the specified message
  • noop Do nothing!
  • last Show the last message accessed
  • rset Reset the POP3 Server
  • help Show all commands
  • quit Exit the server, deleting any messages marked for deletion
  • debug Toggle debugging

Last updated: 03/01/2005