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Checks mailboxes and harvests the last few messages

'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.


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Download version 1.5 (beta)
released on 27 January 2006


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License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey13 May 2004

Leaders and contributors

Paolo Ardoino Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 3 March 2017.


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