Exetel email notifier

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ch0cb0mb
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Exetel email notifier

Post by ch0cb0mb » Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:55 pm

hi, I have been searching for a email notifier for exetel email. (Like when a message pops up on my bottom toolbar if i get a new email message)
I have found this one http://www.squirrelmail.org/plugin_view.php?id=124

but how do i install it?

or if anyone have any other pluggins i can use for exetel mail to notify me of new mail?

I hope anyone can help. thanks guys

CoreyPlover
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Re: Exetel email notifier

Post by CoreyPlover » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:03 pm

That link is a server side plug-in for the SquirrelMail server. You want a client side, generic, POP3 email notifier. Perhaps something like http://www.poptray.org/, or http://www.poppeeper.com/.

Also, if you use Outlook, you can configure it to show a new mail pop-up on the system tray by default and you don't need to install anything. Do you use any local email client to retrieve messages? Or do you just use webmail?

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Re: Exetel email notifier

Post by Dazzled » Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:55 pm

+1 for Corey. On Windows, Poppeeper is excellent. All the usual Linux window managers have one of these in the system - just visit the repository. These apps provide a lot more than just notification and can be quite useful.

If your web browser is on most of the time, you could consider using the Opera browser, which has a very fine mail client buit-in. It notifies new mail both in the browser and in a popup in the Notification Area. I know of several users who swear by Opera Mail as it exposes the mail to the rendering engine and to the media plugins. The "learning type" spam filter doesn't miss much.

To actually script your own timed enquiry on the mail server and poll regularly to show a new arrival is trivial, but hardly worth reinventing. If you use new generation Python scripting, it has graphic Notification Area popups built in.

ch0cb0mb
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Re: Exetel email notifier

Post by ch0cb0mb » Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:52 pm

thanks for the help guys :-)
Poppeeper looks good. I will try.
I use my exemail alot and its so frustrating to login just to see if i have a new email.
Thankas again for the help!

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