App::Twimap - Push your Twitter home timeline to an IMAP server


  $ twimap twimap.conf


Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service. The Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) is an Internet standard protocols for e-mail retrieval from a server. This module stores your Twitter home timeline in a folder on an IMAP server.

Why would you do this?

  • Offline access to your Twitter home timeline

  • Your email client can do message threading

  • Use multiple devices and they sync read messages

  • URLs are expanded

  • Images and videos are embedded via oEmbed

To use this application you need to create a Twitter API application on:

You need to use the examples/ application distributed with Net::Twitter to obtain the OAuth tokens. First replace the consumer tokens with those of your application, then run the application and see oauth_desktop.dat.

Create a twimap.conf (an example is shipped with this distribution) with the IMAP server details and Twitter access details.

... and now you can run the application as in the synopsis.


Leon Brocard <>.


Copyright (C) 2011, Leon Brocard


This module is free software; you can redistribute it or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.