The icons displayed for "no mail" and "new mail" are user-configurable. Default icons are included in the tar file. When there is new mail, systraymail displays a tool tip that shows the number of messages in each mailbox.
Screen shots (very small, 6.8K and 2.2K) are from my Xfce4 desktop and the panel, but systraymail should work with any panel application that properly supports the freedesktop.org system tray specification.
Configuration is read from the file
A default is provided in the tar
file. The format of this file is:
<Local mailbox check period in seconds> <Remote mailbox check period in seconds> <No new mail icon> <New mail icon> <URL> <URL> ...
A maildir URL would look like
maildir:/home/user/Maildir/", and IMAP like
Mailbox format support is mostly dependent on libmailutils. It provides a format-independent way of accessing mailboxes. Not all formats are support yet, but libmailutils is being actively developed, and support will improve with time.
killall -HUP systraymail) to
have a running instance of systraymail reload the configuration file.
Click on the icon to force an immediate check of all mailboxes.
Download, Compile, and Install
- Source code tar file: systraymail-1.0.3.tar.gz
tar xzf systraymail-1.0.3.tar.gz
cd systraymail-1.0.3; make
make install(Uses sudo. makefile may require editing.)
- 2005/06/17: Version 1.0.3 released. Changes:
- Timers are reset after an interactive mail check.
- 2005/06/11: Version 1.0.2 released. Changes:
- Added ability to do an immediate mail check by clicking.
- 2005/06/11: Version 1.0.1 released. Changes:
- Fixed a bug where new mail in remote mailboxes might not be seen.
The rest of the source code was written by me:
- Dan Born
- web page: http://danborn.net/
systraymail is copyright © 2004 by Daniel Born () and is released under the GNU General Public License Version 2.