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claws-mail-multi-notifier - several modules for new mail notification


This manual page documents briefly the claws-mail-multi-notifier package.

This manual page was written for the Debian™ distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

claws-mail-multi-notifier is a plugin (loadable module) for the Claws Mail mailer.

Provides various ways to notify the user of new and (possibly) unread email.

The following modules are currently implemented:

A mail ticker.
A popup window on mail arrival.
Execute a custom command on mail arrival.
Send a message to a LCDd server on mail arrival.
A system tray icon, with or without toaster popup.
An indicator icon.


Before using a plugin you must instruct Claws Mail to load it on startup.

For this you must go “Configuration” menu on main window toolbar, open “Plugins...” dialog, click on the “Load plugin...” button and select the plugin file, named, and press the “Open” button.


Some IMAP servers (for example Gmail™) doesn't implement the "\Recent" flag on messages (see NOTES). Therefore, notifications about new mail will be unreliable on these servers.


claws-mail(1), notify-send(1), osd_cat(1), play(1), claws-mail-extra-plugins(7).


See support page “Does Gmail support all IMAP features?” at <>


Wrote the claws-mail-multi-notifier plugin.
Wrote this manpage for the Debian™ system.


Copyright © 2006-2020 Ricardo Mones

This manual page was written for the Debian system (but may be used by others).

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3 or (at your option) any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.

2024-06-15 4.3.0-1