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Old 02-15-2004, 08:19 PM   #1
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incoming mail alert? (in linux)


i cant seem to find a suitable app, that alerts me when i recieve a message.
i have one free web-based account, and a pay for one from my isp.
can i set these up with a program to notify me, or is it not possible.


btw- free email is @linuxmail.org, isp one is @alltel.net
 
Old 02-15-2004, 08:58 PM   #2
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Most standard email clients have this function built in to them. You just have to keep them running though in most cases to be notified. I think most will have a sound you can use, etc.

If your using linuxmail.org free email, most likely there isn't a way to notify you, not web based that is.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 09:07 PM   #3
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ok, thats what i though for the free one. but how do i set client up for my isp email?
ive tried to, but it doents work.
ive email them, and asked for the sever whatever specs, but i got no reply.
anyone know what settings i mihgt need?


btw, thanks for help.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 09:59 PM   #4
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I highly recommend the new mozilla email client:
http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird/
It has superb junkmail filtering builtin and is very easy to configure by following the wizard it runs the first time you start it.
Evolution 1.4 is a very nice replacement for Outlook users, it looks very similar (actually better) and has the same features. However, you will have to configure Spamassassin to filter your spam. (takes more work than Thunderbird and I don't think it works as well).
 
Old 02-15-2004, 10:30 PM   #5
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well here is my setup. i don't have a free email but for my isp mail i use sylpheed-claws. i don't keep it open all of the time so i run gkrellm's built-in mail notification plugin. you have the choice of just having the mail amount show or even run a command like i do.
Code:
play /file/to/sound.wav
as far as filtering mail for spam i use Mailfilter. it allows you to add as many addresses as you need and even allow you to specify to stop all from say @yahoo.com but allow snuffy@yahoo.com. i now am running it via cron and i haven't had a problem with spam (over 100 address as of now) yet i am allowed to see the messages from those poor shmucks of friends that happen to fall under the filtered addresses.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 06:25 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by questionasker
ok, thats what i though for the free one. but how do i set client up for my isp email?
ive tried to, but it doents work.
ive email them, and asked for the sever whatever specs, but i got no reply.
anyone know what settings i mihgt need?
Most ISPs use standard settings for their POP and SMTP servers. If in doubt, trial and error works wonders Find an email client that you are comfortable with (if you want a drop-in replacement for Outlook, then I'd recommend Evolution. If you are looking for something really light-weight (loads fast, works on low-end machines, etc) then I can highly recomment Sylpheed). Once you've got yourself an email client, then you setup the email account. You would normally need to know the pop and smtp server addresses/names, but since all decent email clients allow you to change your settings at any time, you can try a combination of the following:
POP server address: pop.ISPNAME.com or pop3.ISPNAME.com
SMTP server address: mail.ISPNAME.com or smtp.ISPNAME.com
Obviously you should use your ISPs name, using the above verbatim would just be silly
You should use the username and password that you use to connect to the ISP. If you're on dial-up then that'd be the same as what you put into kppp/gnome-ppp/wvdial/whatever. If you've already established an Internet connection and you can browse, then you should already know these

Hope this helps.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 10:04 PM   #7
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i was especially wanting the right adresses. thanks for those.
ill try and report back on what happens.
 
Old 02-27-2004, 07:01 AM   #8
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IThe following works for me - pops up a message box when there's new mail in my inbox file
Code:
#!/bin/bash
# put your inbox file here:
INBOX_FILE=~/.thunderbird/default/5u639dm.slt/Mail/pop.alphalink.com.au/Inbox
OLD_INBOX_SIZE=`stat $INBOX_FILE |grep Size: | cut  -d : -f 2| cut -d " " -f 2`
while true ; do
	NEW_INBOX_SIZE=`stat $INBOX_FILE |grep Size: | cut  -d : -f 2| cut -d " " -f 2`
	 [[ $NEW_INBOX_SIZE -gt $OLD_INBOX_SIZE ]] && gxmessage -center "You have Mail!"
	OLD_INBOX_SIZE=$NEW_INBOX_SIZE
	sleep 1
done

Last edited by peb; 02-27-2004 at 07:02 AM.
 
  


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