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Old 03-17-2004, 07:30 PM   #1
Bruce Hill
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GkrellM doesn't give correct mail notice


I'm running Slack 9.1, kernel 2.4.23, Fluxbox 0.9.8, and GkrellM 2.1.24. I want the mail
plugin to display new/total mail. Now it always displays -/67 for example - but when
new mail arrives it never changes the - to the number of new messages. This is how
it's configured now ->
Enable Mailcheck is checked
Mail reading program: kmail
Mailboxes: the default setting was /var/spool/mail/mingdao but that is not where the
mail I receive arrives. That is some type of system mail - I don't understand it. However,
that does display new mail on the left of the / and the penguin runs around.
The setting I am using is: ~/Mail/inbox but that only displays the total number of messages
in the Inbox - it doesn't display new ones when they arrive, or make the penguin come up.
Animation is selected as both - run animation continuously as long as there is a new mail
count.
Under Options I have Message Counting: new/total

Code:
bash-2.05b$ ls -alc ~/Mail
total 661
drwx------   12 mingdao  users        1256 Mar 18 07:27 .
drwx--x--x   64 mingdao  users        6392 Mar 17 22:35 ..
-rw-------    1 mingdao  users       30339 Mar 18 08:33 .Andrej.index
-rw-------    1 mingdao  users         385 Mar 18 08:33 .Andrej.index.ids
-rw-r--r--    1 mingdao  users        5443 Mar 18 07:27 .Andrej.index.sorted
-rw-------    1 mingdao  users        1341 Mar 15 12:50 .Dad.index
-rw-------    1 mingdao  users          49 Mar 17 16:37 .Dad.index.ids
-rw-r--r--    1 mingdao  users         161 Mar 15 12:49 .Dad.index.sorted
-rw-------    1 mingdao  users         615 Mar 17 16:37 .Liz.index
-rw-------    1 mingdao  users          41 Mar 17 16:37 .Liz.index.ids
-rw-------    1 mingdao  users        2131 Mar 17 06:30 .SN_such.index
-rw-------    1 mingdao  users          57 Mar 17 16:37 .SN_such.index.ids
-rw-r--r--    1 mingdao  users         217 Mar 17 06:30 .SN_such.index.sorted
-rw-------    1 mingdao  users        9887 Mar 13 12:04 .Tips.index
-rw-------    1 mingdao  users         133 Mar 17 16:37 .Tips.index.ids
-rw-r--r--    1 mingdao  users         749 Mar 13 12:04 .Tips.index.sorted
-rw-------    1 mingdao  users        1285 Mar 17 22:37 .drafts.index
-rw-------    1 mingdao  users          53 Mar 17 22:37 .drafts.index.ids
-rw-------    1 mingdao  users      239811 Mar 18 07:45 .inbox.index
-rw-------    1 mingdao  users        2833 Mar 18 07:45 .inbox.index.ids
-rw-------    1 mingdao  users         985 Mar 18 07:45 .outbox.index
-rw-------    1 mingdao  users          69 Mar 18 07:45 .outbox.index.ids
-rw-r--r--    1 mingdao  users          77 Mar 17 22:37 .outbox.index.sorted
-rw-------    1 mingdao  users      256951 Mar 18 07:45 .sent-mail.index
-rw-------    1 mingdao  users        3373 Mar 18 07:45 .sent-mail.index.ids
-rw-r--r--    1 mingdao  users       23373 Mar 17 22:37 .sent-mail.index.sorted
-rw-------    1 mingdao  users          33 Mar 17 22:35 .trash.index
-rw-r--r--    1 mingdao  users          33 Mar 17 22:35 .trash.index.ids
-rw-r--r--    1 mingdao  users          49 Mar 13 12:04 .trash.index.sorted
drwx------    5 mingdao  users         120 Mar 18 08:33 Andrej
drwx------    5 mingdao  users         120 Mar 15 12:50 Dad
drwx------    5 mingdao  users         120 Mar 17 16:37 Liz
drwx------    5 mingdao  users         120 Mar 17 06:30 SN_such
drwx------    5 mingdao  users         120 Mar 13 12:04 Tips
drwx------    5 mingdao  users         120 Mar 17 22:37 drafts
drwx------    5 mingdao  users         120 Mar 18 07:45 inbox
drwx------    5 mingdao  users         120 Mar 17 22:35 outbox
drwx------    5 mingdao  users         120 Mar 17 22:35 sent-mail
drwx------    5 mingdao  users         120 Mar 17 22:35 trash
 
Old 03-18-2004, 11:42 AM   #2
slakmagik
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Try playing around with the options.

Message Counting: New/Total
Reset remote message counts when message count button is pressed

Stuff like that I think is what you want.

But my mail reading program is a shell script to mozilla (called this way, to mozilla mail) and I had to enter my mail accounts as remote mailboxes.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 05:14 PM   #3
Bruce Hill
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Quote:
Originally posted by digiot
Try playing around with the options.

Message Counting: New/Total
Reset remote message counts when message count button is pressed

Stuff like that I think is what you want.
Thanks. I already had that checked, though I didn't state the second part in my thread - sorry.
Quote:
But my mail reading program is a shell script to mozilla (called this way, to mozilla mail) and I had to enter my mail accounts as remote mailboxes.
This one eludes me. I don't really know anything about shell scripts. I'm using KMail
for mail program and Mozilla Firefox for browsing.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 07:20 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Chinaman
Thanks. I already had that checked, though I didn't state the second part in my thread - sorry.
Oh, sorry. Beyond that, I don't really know.

Quote:
This one eludes me. I don't really know anything about shell scripts. I'm using KMail
for mail program and Mozilla Firefox for browsing.
I was just saying that I didn't know if it was related to your mailbox configuration because mine's different. And I suspect that's precisely what's wrong if you've got all the buttons checked. I don't know how you get your mail, but try explicitly setting up an external mailbox - remote mailbox, fill in the server, name password (make sure ~/.gkrellm2/user_config has permissions of 600 if you don't want others being able to check out your password. That's just how I do it though and may not apply to you.
 
  


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