I need to access my iCloud email from a command line.

Is there a command line client for Mac OS X (and/or Linux and/or Unix) that can connect to Apple's (I assume it is IMAP) servers?


A popular command line e-mail clients is Mutt. Use a package manager such as Brew or Macports to install it on MacOS. Have a look at this page for some pointers.

You can find the IMAP settings for iCloud in this Support article.

  • Sorry. Overlooked this answer for a long time. In fact it is exactly the correct answer. – Andrew J. Brehm Oct 3 '12 at 12:02

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