Re: xbiff for remote mail?
On Wed, Feb 24, 1999 at 04:26:55PM -0500, Rob Mahurin wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 24, 1999 at 01:43:09PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 24, 1999 at 12:32:52PM -0500, email@example.com wrote:
> > > Rob Mahurin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > > Question: I would like to have an xbiff-type mail alert on my
> > > > desktop, but I read my mail off of a remote server. Is there an easy
> > >
> > > ssh remote.server.com xbiff
> > I can think of many, many scenarios in which this will not work.
> > It presumes the user has a Unix shell account on the remote host.
> > It presumes the remote host has the xbiff program available.
> Both of these happen to be accurate in this case; I think I said in my
> original question that my other option was some kind of a telnet
> script. But do you have a more general solution?
Take a look at wmmail. Its built for Window Maker, but it
doesn't require Window Maker. Its like xbiff, but it also lets
you run a command evrytime it polls for mail. So you could
have it run fetchmail before it checked for mail.
Jim Crumley |
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