wmail(1) watches your inbox


wmail [OPTIONS]


wmail is a Window Maker docklet watching your inbox, which is either a ordinary mbox or a directory conforming to qmails Maildir format. It provides a nice little GUI displaying some useful pieces of information about your inbox.
-display <string>
display to use
-c, --command <string>
command to run on button-click ("xterm -e mail" is default)
-i, --intervall <number>
number of seconds between mail-status updates (1 is default)
-f, --familyname
tickers the family-name if available
-fps, --frames <number>
ticker frames per second
-s, --shortname
tickers the nickname (all before the '@')
-sc, --symbolcolor <string>
symbol color-name
-fc, --fontcolor <string>
ticker-font color-name
-bc, --backcolor <string>
backlight color-name
-oc, --offcolor <string>
off-light color-name
-bg, --background <string>
frame-background for non-shaped window
-ns, --noshape
make the dockapp non-shaped (combine with -w)
-n, --new
forces wmail to show new mail exclusively
-mb, --mailbox <string>
specify another mailbox ($MAIL is default)
-e, --execute <string>
command to execute when receiving a new mail
-sf, --statusfield
consider the status-field of the mail header to distinguish unread mails
-rs, --readstatus <string>
status field content that your client uses to mark read mails
-fn, --tickerfont <string>
use specified X11 font to draw the ticker
-h, --help
shows this help text and exit
-v, --version
shows program version and exit
-w, --windowed
runs the application in windowed mode


wmail recognizes the following environment variables:

The location of the inbox you are using


Other mailing mechanisms like POP or IMAP are not supported. Use a tool like fetchmail to retrieve POP or IMAP based mail.


wmail was written by Sven Geisenhainer. This man page was written by Felipe Augusto van de Wiel.