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catfriend creates desktop notifications when new mail arrives. It supports window managers that implement the freedesktop notification specification which includes KDE and GNOME. It can be configured to check multiple email accounts using a simple configuration file.

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  •  09 Jan 2012 19:25

    Release Notes: This release can mark accounts as "work" in the configuration file. It supports command line options for running in the foreground and enabling/disabling checking of work accounts. It removes some false notifications on shut-down.

    •  01 Jan 2012 18:27

      Release Notes: This release adds a Ruby implementation that uses the IMAP IDLE command to create notifications as soon as mail arrives instead of checking at a configurable interval. The Python version now uses (pseudo) threads, as does the Ruby version.

      •  05 Apr 2011 11:36

        Release Notes: Error recovery was improved.

        •  27 Mar 2011 17:54

          Release Notes: This is the initial release of catfriend.


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