Solution for pop-up message for mail

Buchan Milne bgmilne at
Tue Nov 21 08:36:13 GMT 2000


We are a company that grew out of commercial activities at a University.
We are currently completing our move off the use of their Netware
server, and some users are using our linux (postfix) mail server. We
have a samba 2.0.7 pdc (different to the mailserver), and one feature
that I haven't managed to replace from the Netware server are the pop-up
messages when mail arrives. I hacked a short shell script to send a
message saying that the user had received mail, but this generated
errors when the user was not logged in.

So I was wondering if someone had a good solution for this. What I would
like is a pop-up when the user is logged in, and when not logged in,
messages should either not generate errors, or should be logged to a
file to be included with the login script. At some stage I might also
want to send people SMS if they are not logged in.

Any ideas ?
(postfix uses procmail for delivery, and my previous attemt used an
entry in the ~/.forward file)

Buchan Milne                Mechanical Engineer, Network Manager
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