Originally Posted by unSpawn
You've been a member long enough now to know that shouldn't keep you from showing us what you actually tried.
Personally I use Getmail and a config for Gmail is a simple as
type = SimpleIMAPSSLRetriever
server = imap.gmail.whatever
username = user
password = pass
type = Mboxrd
path = /some/path/some.mbox
verbose = 0
I have used getmail4 and offlineimap. both work.
However I have looked for a new alternative since my current machine has NOT python. yeap.
Getmail4 and offlineimap are both python based.
I have either to use gcc, libs to code myself something or look another solution.
I came to fetchmail which is basically coded in C(*).
(till now, after using fetchmail several years too, I do think that you cannot retrieve the imap gmail inbox to your local dir with fetchmail)
but getmail4 and offlineimap (python based) yes.
well, still unsolved till now.
(I need portability
(It seems that I will have to code sthg to avoid using python)