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'Peephole' is a GNU/Linux server that periodically checks users' mailboxes, and harvests the last few email messages, extracting user-defined regular expressions. Each user defines his mail providers and other settings. Peephole supports various mail protocols, such as POP3, POP3S, and APOP. The project also provides two clients: a GUI (WindowMaker dockapp) that lights up a user-defined icon when Peephole finds an interesting message on the mail server, and a text console client.


User manual available in HTML format from


Download version 1.4 (beta)
released on 1 November 2004


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey13 May 2004

Leaders and contributors

Paolo Ardoino Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 January 2008.


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