On 27/01/13 07:13, SilverTip257 wrote: > On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 10:10 AM, Giles Coochey<giles at coochey.net> 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<http://homepages.shu.ac.uk/~cmsps/freeScripts/xbiff.py> >> >> Don't some MUAs come with small panel applets for this? >> >> > @Toralf: > > I have Evolution Mail on my work desktop (not CentOS) set to display > pop-ups (using libnotify). I don't recall though if I had to do anything > more than click a check box in Evolution's preferences. > > You might consider having your MUA do the notifying rather than having an > applet go check your inbox for you. I'm mostly using thunderbird for e-mail, and it actually also supports notification via pop-ups. But: 1. I think it's nice to be able to close the application completely when not working on e-mail. 2. "Global" popups are generally annoying/too obtrusive. A small icon that changes state is much better. - Toralf > > >> It isn't so common to receive email locally anymore, most people are using >> remote mail servers. >> >> -- >> Regards, >> >> Giles Coochey, CCNA, CCNAS >> NetSecSpec Ltd >> +44 (0) 7983 877438 >> http://www.coochey.net >> http://www.netsecspec.co.uk >> giles at coochey.net >> >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> CentOS mailing list >> CentOS at centos.org >> http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos >> >> This e-mail, including any attachments and response string, may contain proprietary information which is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is for the intended recipient only. If you are not the intended recipient or transmission error has misdirected this e-mail, please notify the author by return e-mail and delete this message and any attachment immediately. If you are not the intended recipient you must not use, disclose, distribute, forward, copy, print or rely on this e-mail in any way except as permitted by the author.