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There is a POP (hotmail) account that I have to watch and save every email as soon as they arrive. I could do this by checking them every 5 minutes and downloading them.

But what application can do this?
(There is a server I could use 24-7 for this purpose.)

OS: Linux - Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 i386
The server is mine, full root, etc.

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What OS? Do you need the app running in the background? Save the mails where? Because e.g. under Windows you can tell an open Outlook Express to retrieve every x time... – Jan Doggen Oct 16 '12 at 12:29
Sorry.... fixing the question. – Shiki Oct 16 '12 at 12:38
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With unix You can use fetchmail for this purpose and set up a cron task to fetch your mail on schedule.

man fetchmail:

fetchmail(1)              fetchmail reference manual              fetchmail(1)

       fetchmail - fetch mail from a POP, IMAP, ETRN, or ODMR-capable server

       fetchmail [option...] [mailserver...]
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That was fast and correct. Thank you. – Shiki Oct 16 '12 at 13:10

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