Projects / OmniBiff


OmniBiff will alert you when you have new email on a variety of mail server types: POP3, IMAP4, Hotmail, Yahoo!, and more. It is written using an OO framework in Java which can be easily extended to support new email servers and new ways of displaying alerts.

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Recent releases

  •  12 May 2002 07:17

    Release Notes: This release uses embedded Lisp internally for processing Web-based email servers. Hotmail and Yahoo! email monitors have been updated, and support has been added for LycosMail and OmniBiff now uses autoconf for simplified installation, and all passwords stored in the properties files can be encrypted.

    •  31 Mar 2001 00:10

      Release Notes: Interfaces for external clients, a way to run OmniBiff as a proxy for other biff programs, and a WindowMaker applet client along with an interface library for creating new clients. New bifflets include,, and

      •  26 Feb 2001 23:26

        Release Notes: OmniBiff can now check Hotmail accounts. All HTTP-based bifflets have been re-written using a session-playback class, thereby making them more robust and more easily maintained. New bifflets can now be created by writing an XML session file (instead of Java code).

        •  06 Dec 2000 23:14

          Release Notes: This release adds support for IMAP4, and minor fixes to the Unix, My-Deja, and Excite bifflets.

          •  05 Nov 2000 05:43

            Release Notes: This release adds support for My-Deja, and updates Visto and Excite monitors.


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