MacBiff
MacBiff
1.1.16

4.5

MacBiff free download for Mac

MacBiff

1.1.16
13 February 2012

Checks your IMAP server for new email.

Overview

MacBiff is a GPL'd "Biff" Program. It periodically checks your IMAP server for new email, and reports where in your folder hierarchy your new mail resides.

What's new in MacBiff

Version 1.1.16:
  • IMPORTANT: 1.1.16 is Intel 32/64-bit only and requires Snow Leopard (10.6) or higher. If you\'re running Leopard (10.5), don\'t upgrade!
  • fixed a bug that caused mailbox folders to appear multiple times on Lion (ID: 3372953)
  • added native 64-bit support (ID: 3013416)
  • updated Growl framework to version 1.3.1

9 MacBiff Reviews

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Maxter
25 April 2011

Most helpful

Works well! But it should at least have the possibility to delate unwanted mail from the server...
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Version 1.1.15
polocanada
05 October 2014
Does it still work with Gmail IMAP? I can't login. The same issue I have with Notify app. My gmail credentials didn't change and I can login to Gmail without issues. There is also no capcha requested when I login to Gmail through normal login process. Seems this stopped working because Google changed something?
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Version 1.1.16
2 answer(s)
polocanada
polocanada
05 October 2014
Actually I did find out why it doesn't work anymore. It's because Google switched to Auth 2.0 this summer. So you can enable "less secure" access to your Gmail (which means effectively continue to use the old method).. or you need to look for different application. Selecting 2nd sign-in and application password is same as old method. But if you need to stick with an older app and you can't access account, you have no choice but going back with the old method.
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polocanada
polocanada
05 October 2014
More info

http://www.ghacks.net/2014/07/21/gmail-starts-block-less-secure-apps-enable-access/
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Zukan
09 November 2013
Still works in Mavericks, does exactly what it's supposed to do. VERY lightweight and non-taxing on the system. A little hard to set up and understand though, and sometimes the app will randomly quit, but it happens so rarely that it's barely an issue.
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Version 1.1.16
Pwenzel
12 February 2013
Macbiff is awesome for checking Gmail Priority Inbox with multiple accounts. Just tell it to disable/ignore all your other IMAP folders, monitoring the unread count of only "Important" folder. Given the volume of noise coming through my email inbox, I find this to be pure bliss. Macbiff lacks the gloss and polish of other paid e-mail notifiers, but its minimalism is a welcome part of my daily workflow. Plus, it is the only e-mail notifier I could find that could be configured to monitor only my Priority Inbox with multiple Gmail accounts.
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Version 1.1.16
Maxter
25 April 2011
Works well! But it should at least have the possibility to delate unwanted mail from the server...
Like (2)
Version 1.1.15
1 answer(s)
AI-s
AI-s
26 June 2011
Yes! Hopefully with the new release?
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Dorkypants
16 March 2010
If you already use Growl, GrowlMail (http://growl.info/growlmail) notifies you when you get new mail.
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Version 1.1.14
1 answer(s)
sjakubiec
sjakubiec
16 March 2010
GrowlMail requires Mail to be running whereas MacBiff runs separately in the menubar and notifies you whether Mail is running or not. Much nicer on system resources compared to running Mail all the time. I personally couldn't live without MacBiff and I use it every single day.
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Version 1.1.14
Anonymous
21 July 2005
Very handy little tool. I encounter a problem though! On AIM Mail, the all the folders just get "disabled" after the first "check". Weird!
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Version 1.1.11
TwisterMc
16 February 2005
This is great! It successfully checks my imap mail and lets me know when there are new messages via message count. It even sorts out the folders, un-read messages and more. Perfect for what I needed and very un-obtrusive. Not perfect as the colors and icon never change, but I don't need that. Love the preview unread messages feature too. That way I don't run and check my webmail when spam arrives.
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Version 1.1.11
Anonymous
31 October 2004
this rocks. would love to see it integrate with functionality of gCount (gmail viewer... search here for more info) and ideally work as a plug-in for Adium. There are too many POP3 checkers, and not enough work on IMAP !
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Version 1.1.9
Anonymous
03 March 2004
Thank you for this great little app! Works as advertised.
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Version 1.0.5
Free

4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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