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##Email checker - New messages notifier


  • IMAP access
  • Python 3.3+ (if not using a build)
  • gntp Python library (if not using a build)
  • a running notification application supporting the GNTP protocol, e.g. Growl and its ports


Just a very simple script, without any interaction with the user. To end it, just kill it.

Tested with Gmail and Outlook, Windows 7 (Growl for Windows) and Linux Mint 15 (Growl For Linux).

A configuration file is needed (default: settings.ini). Some of the settings can be specified from command line.

###Comand line options

usage: email checker [-h] [-V] [-v] [-s SETTINGS] [-p PROFILE] [-u USER]
                     [-x PASS]
optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -V, --version         show program's version number and exit
  -v, --verbose         show detailed info
  -s SETTINGS, --settings SETTINGS
                        specify a custom settings file path
  -p PROFILE, --profile PROFILE
                        choose a profile from the settings file
  -u USER, --user USER  specify the user
  -x PASS, --pass PASS  specify the password


0.1 [2013-11-10]:
  initial release
0.2 [2014-09-19]:
  improve exception handling / reconnection
  fix not exiting after a single check
  decode correctly mailbox names