Email is arguably one of the most popular and useful functions of a Linux system. Fortunately, there is a wide selection of free email software available on the Linux platform which is stable, feature laden, and ideal for personal and business environments.
A mail notification tool lets you know when new emails are received. A prominent feature of these tools is the non-obtrusive passive notification about important emails which will let you concentrate on your work and avoid unnecessary interruptions.
When all you want to do is be notified when you have a new e-mail message the last thing you want is software chugging along in the background using up valuable system memory. Fortunately, the programs are lightweight in nature.
Here’s our recommendations. All of the programs are free and open source goodness.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 5 useful mail notification tools. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone that doesn’t want to miss an important email. All of the programs are written in Python with the exception of gnubiff which is written in C++.
Even if you happy using your mobile phone to receive mail notifications, it’s handy to have notifications go to your desktop too.
Let’s explore the 5 mail notification tools at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources.
|Bubblemail||Extensible mail notification service. Fork of Mailnag|
|Mailnag||Extensible mail notification daemon|
|Ayatana Webmail||Webmail notifications and actions for any desktop. Quicklist support|
|gnubiff||Mail notification program|
|CheckMails||System tray unread mail checker using the IMAP protocol|
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