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I'm using getmail to fetch my e-mail inbox into an mbox file (with IMAP). It works great, but the process got only Inbox folder's content.

Is there a way to include sent e-mails too? Official documentation do not mention that.


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In the retriever section add a mailboxes section. The getmail configuration guide gives this example:

mailboxes = ("INBOX", "INBOX.spam",

You might have to play around to find out whether your sent mail folder is called

  • Sent
  • "Sent Mail"
  • INBOX.Sent
  • ...

It depends on the configuration of your mailserver. Configuring Thunderbird as a one off should show you your folder names if you can't find another way of doing it.

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