Recommend a replacement for mailwatch-plugin?

houghi houghi at
Wed Jun 9 10:03:38 CEST 2010

On Tue, Jun 08, 2010 at 06:45:02PM +0000, Grant Edwards wrote:
> Can anybody recommend a good replacement for the mailwatch plugin? It
> crashes several times a day and takes its configuraiton down the drain
> with it.  I've got a script that repairs the panel and mailwatch
> configurations and restarts things, but it's getting a bit tiresome.
> What other mail notification programs work well with XFCE?

What I use is wmbiff. It is from Windowmaker. The reason I use it is
because it lets me configure the running of any program per mailbox. That
way I can use a line like:
action.3=xterm -geometry 100x79 -sb -T 'Funny stuff' -name mutt -e mutt -f

It also shows me immediatly how many new mails there are, so no need to
first go to it with my mouse or use any other warning. I have 4 different
wmbiffs running so I can see my 20 different mailboxes.

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