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Author Topic: [Solved] Tray notifier ?  (Read 3082 times)
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« on: May 13, 2007, 03:39:11 am »

Hello;

Is theire an email notifier available for 'Vector Linux 5.8 Standard'.
Something that periodically scans your mailbox and displays the incoming messages ?

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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2007, 05:46:56 am »

If you're using XFCE (default with 5.8-Standard), try right-clicking the panel (taskbar) and choosing 'Add New Item' - you'll see 'Mail Watcher' in the list of plugins.

HTH,

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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2007, 07:59:42 am »

Thx...I'm gonna give it a try.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2007, 08:57:34 am »

If you're using XFCE (default with 5.8-Standard), try right-clicking the panel (taskbar) and choosing 'Add New Item' - you'll see 'Mail Watcher' in the list of plugins.

HTH,

LLL

Will it work with web-based email like Yahoo or Gmail?  Or do you have to use desktop-based email like Thunderbird?
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2007, 12:04:50 pm »

Yes...it works great with a gmail account to.
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2007, 03:48:37 am »

Sorry for opening this topic again. But I can't figure out how to check my Gmail account via the Xfce4-mailwatch-plugin. They all say it is supported, but I can't seem to chose Gmail. The only available options are:
- IMAP
- POP3
- Maildir Spool
- Mbox spool
- MH Mail folder

No gmail... And if I search Google, there has to be a seperate choice for Gmail in there somewhere. Anyone found it?

I'm using the stock 5.8 Standard install with Xfce4-mailwatch-plugin 1.0.1
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2007, 04:06:24 am »

Gmail is pop3... You need to ensure POP is turned on in your account first.

Here are the settings you'll need to use in order to set everything up.

http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=13287
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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2007, 08:50:21 am »

Thanks for the reply, but isn't pop3 just for retrieving/sending mail? Cause if I configure it like that, my mail will be forwarded to another application.

I just want to have it checked, and than go online if any e-mail has arrived...

http://spuriousinterrupt.org/projects/mailwatch

If you look at Features, there has to be another option especially for Gmail to I think.
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2007, 09:30:01 am »

Thanks for the reply, but isn't pop3 just for retrieving/sending mail? Cause if I configure it like that, my mail will be forwarded to another application.

I just want to have it checked, and than go online if any e-mail has arrived...

http://spuriousinterrupt.org/projects/mailwatch

If you look at Features, there has to be another option especially for Gmail to I think.

pop3 is just a protocol for "talking" with an email server; it does not have to transfer anything.  Thus, you can connect to a server, count the number of messages (i.e. new messages, read messages, etc..) and then disconnect from the server - this is all done automatically.  HTH.
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2007, 09:49:34 am »

It is correct that Gmail is checked using the pop3 protocol, but it is done over a secure connection (TLS/SSL)  If you are using the notifier released with the iso, you need to upgrade it from the repo to the latest one, which was built with support for such connections.
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« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2007, 02:14:29 pm »

I really understand it now, but I'm still doing something wrong I guess
- Mail server: pop.gmail.com
- With standard Pop3 port: 110 > no go
 After reading google manuels, they said put it to 995, I did > no go
My error log:
- Connection reset by peer
- Bad file descriptor

I have no option in the plugin to chose for 'secure connection', although 'unsecure connection' is grayed out. The newest plugin in the repo is perhaps in /testing ? The one I'm using is 1.0.1.
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« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2007, 02:24:30 pm »

http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.8/patches/xfce/xfce4-mailwatch-plugin-1.0.1-i586-5vl58.tlz

It's not a newer version, rather a re-build.
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« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2007, 02:36:53 am »

Good news, as I thought, in the re-build version is a seperate option for Gmail.

Thanks Joe!! You're my hero once again Smiley
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