[wellylug] MailDIR + 'You have new mail'

Kevin Dorne sweetpea-wellylug at tentacle.net
Wed Jul 28 11:25:46 NZST 2004

I use qmail + procmail, and there's a program called qbiff that will asynchronously display incoming mail:

In my .procmailrc, I add a line:


You can get qbiff as part of the qmail distribution.  I'm not sure if it actually depends on the rest of qmail; it could work with anything as long as you're piping it through procmail.

You just need to make sure to add "biff y" to your shell's startup script to enable incoming mail notification messages.


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