I thank FancyPiper again for telling me about GKrellM.
I installed it, as well as Coolmail, to check for e-mail messages in my POP3 account.
I have two problems, however, and my Google/Linux searches have not revealed any potential solutions. I have also consulted my Linux books.
First of all, when I boot into SuSE Linux 8.2 Professional, I have TWO instances of Coolmail running, as if an extra instance is running in addition to the one activated when I configured GKrellM. (Perhaps there is a configuration file that I can edit?)
Second of all, back when I configured my system, I set my account ('ddickerson@linux') to accept messages from the 'root' account. GKrellM revealed that I have 24 new messages and I was confused initially, because all of my messages in KMail were read; I finally realized that the new messages are from the 'root' account and are being placed in '/var/spool/mail/ddickerson'. (Please see the console output at the end of this query.)
Is there any way that I can set KMail to view the messages from the 'root' acccount? If not, I assume that I have to view the messages, one at a time, via 'mailx'? (If such is the case, I would prefer not to receive messages from the root account and I will need to find out where I made this setting.) Also, I have no 'man' page for Nail and will have to do another Google/Linux search.
I must admit that I deeply dislike the obtrusive Coolmail window(s), which clutter up the screen and certainly leave much to be desired aesthetically. Does anyone any any suggestions, or any idea why I am getting multiple instances?
In addition, the help information for 'mailx' refers to a file named '.mailrc' in my home directory. This file is not present, and I do have KDE set to "Show Hidden Files."
Finally, is there a way to make Coolmail, or a similar utility, such as XBiff, run unseen in the background? Do I have any alternatives to Coolmail and XBiff? (I like to keep a "clean" interface.)
Thank you very much for taking the time to read this message, and I appreciate, in advance, your patience and assistance!
mailx version nail 10.3 11/29/02. Type ? for help.
"/var/spool/mail/ddickerson": 24 messages 24 new
>N 1 email@example.com Sat May 17 18:56 31/955 SuSEconfig: openssl-notif
N 2 firstname.lastname@example.org Sat May 17 18:56 28/893 SuSEconfig: xntp.caveats
N 3 email@example.com Sat May 17 18:56 43/1835 SuSEconfig: SuSEfirewall2
N 4 firstname.lastname@example.org Sat May 17 18:56 53/1557 SuSEconfig: i4l-notify
N 5 email@example.com Sat May 17 18:56 123/4691 SuSEconfig: openssh-chang
N 6 firstname.lastname@example.org Sat May 17 18:56 194/7282 SuSEconfig: BlackdownJava
N 7 email@example.com Sat May 17 18:56 39/1424 SuSEconfig: 3ddiag
N 8 firstname.lastname@example.org Fri May 23 18:54 194/7269 SuSEconfig: java2-changes
N 9 email@example.com Fri May 23 18:54 194/7274 SuSEconfig: java2-jre-cha
N 10 firstname.lastname@example.org Fri Jun 6 20:00 19/674 Cron <root@linux> /usr/sb
N 11 email@example.com Sat Jun 7 12:00 19/674 Cron <root@linux> /usr/sb
N 12 firstname.lastname@example.org Sat Jun 7 14:00 19/674 Cron <root@linux> /usr/sb
N 13 email@example.com Sat Jun 7 16:00 19/674 Cron <root@linux> /usr/sb
N 14 firstname.lastname@example.org Sat Jun 7 18:00 19/674 Cron <root@linux> /usr/sb
N 15 email@example.com Sat Jun 7 20:00 19/674 Cron <root@linux> /usr/sb
N 16 firstname.lastname@example.org Sat Jun 7 22:00 19/674 Cron <root@linux> /usr/sb
N 17 email@example.com Sun Jun 8 12:00 19/674 Cron <root@linux> /usr/sb
N 18 firstname.lastname@example.org Sun Jun 8 14:00 19/674 Cron <root@linux> /usr/sb
N 19 email@example.com Sun Jun 8 16:00 19/674 Cron <root@linux> /usr/sb
N 20 firstname.lastname@example.org Sun Jun 8 18:00 19/674 Cron <root@linux> /usr/sb
t <message list> type messages
n goto and type next message
e <message list> edit messages
f <message list> give head lines of messages
d <message list> delete messages
s <message list> file append messages to file
u <message list> undelete messages
R <message list> reply to message senders
r <message list> reply to message senders and all recipients
pre <message list> make messages go back to /var/mail
m <user list> mail to specific users
q quit, saving unresolved messages in mbox
x quit, do not remove system mailbox
h print out active message headers
! shell escape
cd [directory] chdir to directory or home if none given
A <message list> consists of integers, ranges of same, or user names separated
by spaces. If omitted, Nail uses the last message typed.
A <user list> consists of user names or aliases separated by spaces.
Aliases are defined in .mailrc in your home directory.