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Bubblemail – extensible mail notification service

Bubblemail is an extensible mail notification service.

Bubblemail comes in two parts:

  • A service, loaded on desktop login, collect the mails and provide the dbus service
  • A settings interface, using Gtk, providing the user’s frontend.

The software is desktop independent. Two different frontends can be used to provide user notifications: libnotify, or the GNOME desktop specific indicator. Oauth2 / Two factor identification is currently only supported using GNOME online accounts.

Bubblemail is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Highly configurable
  • Local mailboxes, IMAP and POP3 protocols.
  • Desktop independent design
  • Autosync with GNOME online accounts.
  • D-Bus interface can be used to write desktop specific notification system frontends.
  • Multiple accounts support.
  • Folder selection
  • Custom port for connection.
  • Credential storage secured by design.
  • Plugin system:
    • Settings page for each plugin.
    • Load plugins from user’s config.
    • Change the execution order.
    • Default set of plugins – sound notification, script execution, spam filtering, and Libnotify plugin.
  • Authentication and connection errors reporting.
  • Internationalization support.

Support: Documentation, Code Repository
Developer: Razer
License: GNU General Public License v2.0


Bubblemail is written in Python. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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