hello all... i'm running slack8, which came with a nifty little feature which outputs the first few lines of an email in the terminal or console when a new mail is received.
basically, i'd like to know how i can modify this to check another user's account. here's the situation:
i log into my box as root, which has sendmail and other various network services running. whenever i receive mail as email@example.com
the first few lines of the email are outputted to the console as soon as the mail is received. this is very useful, as it saves me from constantly checking for new mail. the only problem is that i don't receive mail as root, i receive it as another user. so while in root, in order to check that mail, i need to su in as the user and run pine. in order to make this less of a hastle, i've set pine to open the mailbox of my mail id and not root when opened as root, which works great. however, the only time i receive the mail alert is when mail is sent to me as root, and not as the other user. does anyone know how to change this so whe i'm logged in as root this mail notification program will check the other account? i really have no idea what this program is, it just came installed with slack8.
i appreciate any insight. :-)