[CentOS] Mail notification in panel/system tray on CentOS 6

Mon Jan 28 07:43:05 UTC 2013
Toralf Lund <toralf.lund at pgs.com>

On 25/01/13 16:10, Giles Coochey wrote:
> On 25/01/2013 15:00, Toralf Lund wrote:
>> Hi.
>> Does anyone know of a way to add a "new mail" notification icon to the
>> panel/system tray under CentOS 6?
>> On CentOS 5, I used the "mail-notification" software package provided by
>> the Fedora "EPEL" distribution, but this is gone from the version 6
>> repository, and the one from version 5 won't install just like that due
>> to dependency issues. Maybe it's possible to resolve those, but I'm
>> wondering if that's the way to go, or if there is a better alternative
>> these days.
> In the old days we used biff... then xbiff came along... new fangled 
> things!
> Something like: http://homepages.shu.ac.uk/~cmsps/freeScripts/xbiff.py
> Don't some MUAs come with small panel applets for this?
> It isn't so common to receive email locally anymore, most people are 
> using remote mail servers.
I don't really receive locally; mail-notification and other "advanced" 
notifiers of the past support contacting remote servers via IMAP or similar.

- Toralf

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