skoenlapper ยค

The original text-based Butterfly client

[INFO] Activated account 'testrig1'
[INFO] Activated account 'testrig2'
[INFO] Opening connection to
[INFO] Authenticating with server...
[INFO] Found folders: ["Inbox", "Drafts", "Outbox", "Sent", "Trash"]
[INFO] Starting mail check cycle...
[INFO] Checking for local directory for remote directory 'Inbox'...

Output of skoenlapper starting up

What is skoenlapper?

skoenlapper is a text-based mail client for the Butterfly mail protocol. It connects to a Butterfly mail server and is able to send and receive mail from the server, it also includes a mail viewer and the ability to register with a Butterfly mail server with in-band registration.


You can find a list of all releases on the builds page, the latest release is v0.3.2.

Source code

You can find the source code hosted in the following places:

  1. GitHub
  2. WorcesterHub (CRXN)
  3. WorcesterHub (Clearnet)


skoenlapper v0.3.2

help                                                                            Shows this screen
new -t [address, address, ...] -s [subject] -c [config file path]               Send a new mail
view -m [mailPath, maiPath, ...] -c [config file path]                          View a mail message
register -u [username] -p [password] -s [address:port]                          Register on the server
daemon -c [configFile]                                                          Run a mail fetcher that cycles every 5 seconds