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netbiff (version 0.9.18)

netbiff is a mail notification utility, like the traditional xbiff, but designed to handle multiple mailboxes. It can provide a graphical interface and/or execute shell commands when new mail is received.

netbiff is the main interface program. It reads a configuration and communicates with several backend mail checkers. It uses either GTK or a terminal to display messages to the user.

netbiffd-imap checks for mail on an IMAP connection. It supports checking multiple folders, and can connect using TCP, SSL, or an SSH tunnel.

netbiffd-file checks for updates to a specific file using its mtime field. The behavior is identical to the original xbiff.