My Debian/Ubuntu packages - xfce4-mailwatch-plugin


Xfce4 Mailwatch Plugin is a multi-protocol, multi-mailbox mail watcher for the Xfce4 panel. It can display a notification when new mail is received.

It has support for local (mailbox, maildir and MH-maildir) mail, POP3/POP3S and IMAP/IMAPS servers as well as GMail.

These packages include two patches submitted upstream:


(Reminder: Make sure you have installed the fbriere-archive-keyring package beforehand!)

Download the .sources file below corresponding to your current release, place it in the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ directory, and run apt update.

If you prefer, the following command line (run as root) will automatically perform all of the above:
apt-get -y install curl lsb-release && (cd "$(mktemp -d)" && dpkg -i $(curl -# -f -w '%{filename_effective}' -O && (cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d && curl -# -f -O$(lsb_release -cs)/fbriere_xfce4-mailwatch-plugin.sources) && apt-get update

Debian releases

bullseye (oldstable) - bookworm (stable) - trixie (testing) - sid (unstable)

Ubuntu releases

focal (20.04) - jammy (22.04) - mantic (23.10) - noble (24.04) - oracular (24.10)

Version pinning

To give these packages precedence over the official ones in Debian/Ubuntu (to prevent any "upgrade" to a more-recent-but-unpatched version), it is recommended that you install the fbriere-archive-pin-xfce4-mailwatch-plugin package also provided by this component.