Jul 20, 2023

Mailbox checker with sound and animation for X Window System

The xmailbox program displays, by default, an image of a mailbox. When there is no mail, the image shown is that of a mailbox with its flag down. When new mail arrives, the image changes to that of a mailbox with the flag up, its door open and a letter visible inside. It can also optionally play a sound through the sound-card. The NCD audio server, the rplay sound package, FreeBSD Sun-compatible audio drivers, and an external sound player program are supported. By default, pressing any mouse button in the image forces xmailbox to remember the current size of the mail file as being the ``empty’’ size and to change its image accordingly. In addition, the user can optionally invoke his/her favorite mail retrieving program.

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