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# $EPIC: mail.txt,v 1.2 2007/03/04 20:52:39 jnelson Exp $


load mail
set mail_watch_time <number>
mbox add <filename>
mbox del <filename>
mbox list


This script implements a mail checking facility. Currently, it only monitors mboxes. Unlike the built in mail checking facility, this script can monitor multiple independant mboxes.

You can monitor an mbox with mbox add filename where filename is the name of the mbox mail drop. The file must exist at the time (even if it is just a zero-byte file) you register it. Attempts to add the same file multiple times is not an error, but you will be told it is already checked.

You can unmonitor an mbox with mbox del filename where filename is a filename that you previously passed to mbox add.

Every set mail_watch_time seconds, the script will check your mboxes, unless set mail is 0. You will be notified each time an mbox's mtime (“modification time”) changes since the last check.

When you load the script, it automatically starts monitoring all of the mboxes in your MAIL environment variable.

You should probably set mail_interval 0 to turn off the client's built in mail checking facility if you use this script.


This script was written by wd and first appeared in epic4-1.1.6.

mail.txt · Last modified: 2007/03/04 20:52 by