e-mail notification

Andrew L. Gould algould at datawok.com
Fri Feb 20 06:03:28 PST 2004

On Friday 20 February 2004 07:38 am, andrew clarke wrote:
> Just wondering if anyone knows of a program that will connect to a POP3
> mailbox and then send me an e-mail notification when there are new
> messages in the mailbox (rather than sending me those messages)?  Thanks.

According to 'man fetchmail', the '-c' option will check for email without 
fetching or deleting emails on the server.  However:

1. It turns of daemon mode;
2. "It doesn't play well with queries to multiple  sites, and doesn't work 
with ETRN or ODMR."; and
3. It will tell you if there's mail at the server; but can't tell the 
difference between new and read mail.

Andrew Gould

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