Recommend a replacement for mailwatch-plugin?

Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards at
Thu Jun 10 16:02:08 CEST 2010

On 2010-06-09, houghi <houghi at> wrote:
> 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.

That's one I hadn't found yet.  It looks promising -- do you know if
it supports IMAP IDLE or persistent connections?  One of the things
I'd like to avoid is the connect/login/logout/disconnect cycle that
the mailwatch-plugin did for every poll.

The 5-mailbox limitation seems rather arbitrary.

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