Using mutt (or pine), but annoyed that it doesn't give you any notifications when you've received new emails? buzz is a simple tray application that detects new emails on IMAP servers using IDLE (push rather than pull). When it detects unseen messages, it shows a OSD style notification and changes the tray icon to indicate that you have new mail.
This project is a Rust fork of hasmail, which provides basically the same features, and is written in Go.
What does it look like:
buzz looks for a
configuration file in
~/.config/buzz.toml on startup. The
configuration file consists of a number of sections, each corresponding
to one account:
[gmail] server = "imap.gmail.com" port = 993 username = "firstname.lastname@example.org" pwcmd = "gnome-keyring-query get gmail_pw" notificationcmd = "ssh -t somehost wall 'New gmail message!'" #Optional
The value in
 can be anything (though avoid
. as it will be parsed
as a new TOML section), and is shown in the tooltip when new e-mails
arrive for an account. The options for an account are as follows:
server: The address to connect to. MUST currently be SSL/TLS enabled.
port: The port to connect to.
username: Username for authentication.
pwcmd: Command to execute to get password for authentication.
notificationcmd: Additional command to be executed on new messages for this account.
folder: Name of the folder to watch (optional; defaults to "INBOX").
- hover tooltip
- customizeable folder