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       mail-notification -- a mail notification system tray icon


       mail-notification [-?|--help] [--usage] [-i|--enable-info]
               [-p|--display-properties] [-r|--consider-new-mail-as-read]
               [-a|--display-about] [-u|--update]
               [--unset-obsolete-configuration] [--gdk-debug=FLAGS]
               [--gdk-no-debug=FLAGS] [--display=DISPLAY]
               [--screen=SCREEN] [--sync] [--name=NAME] [--class=CLASS]
               [--gtk-debug=FLAGS] [--gtk-no-debug=FLAGS] [--g-fatal-warnings]
               [--gtk-module=MODULE] [--oaf-ior-fd=FD] [--oaf-private]
               [--oaf-activate-iid=IID] [--disable-sound] [--enable-sound]
               [--espeaker=HOST:PORT] [--version] [--sm-client-id=ID]
               [--sm-config-prefix=PREFIX] [--sm-disable]
               [--disable-crash-dialog] [--load-modules=MODULE1,MODULE2,...]
               [--display=DISPLAY] [-s|--print-summary]


       mail-notification is a program that sits in your desktop  environment’s
       notification area (or say System Tray) and shows mail status icon. When
       there’s  no  mail  waiting,  it doesn’t show any icon, and the envelope
       icon appears when some of configured accounts have new  mail.  Also  it
       can  automatically  launch the program, specified in Preferences on new
       mail arrival.

         mail-notification features include:
                 * multiple mailbox support
                 *   mbox,  MH,  Maildir,  Sylpheed,  POP3,  IMAP,  Gmail  and
              Evolution support
                 * SASL authentication support
                 * APOP authentication support
                 * SSL/TLS support (disabled, see README.Debian)
                 * automatic detection of mailbox format
                 * immediate notification (depending on your settings)
                 * HIG 2.0 compliance


       These programs follow the usual GNU  command  line  syntax,  with  long
       options  starting  with  two  dashes  (‘-’).   A  summary of options is
       included below.  For a complete description, see the Info files.

       -?           --help
                 Show summary of options.

       --usage   Show brief usage message.

       -v           --version
                 Show version of program.

       -i           --enable-info
                 Enable informational output.

       -p           --display-properties
                 Display the properties dialog.

       -a           --display-about
                 Display the about dialog.

       -u           --update
                 Update the mail status.

       -r           --consider-new-mail-as-read
                 Consider new mail as read.

                 Unset obsolete GConf configuration.

                 X display to use.

       -s           --print-summary
                 Print a XML mail summary.


       To run this application the standard way, type:

       # mail-notification &

       To start directly into the preferences dialog or  to  access  it  while
       mail-notification is running, type:

       # mail-notification -p &


       mail-notification      was      written     by     Jean-Yves     Lefort

       This manual page was written by Pascal Giard  <>  and
       LIU  Qi <> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be
       used by others). Great parts  were  directly  taken  from  the  manpage
       written   by  Dan  Korostelev  <>.  Thanks  Kai-Martin
       <> for the updated information.

       Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify  this  document
       under  the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any later
       version published by the Free Software Foundation.

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