Notify Mail

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Notify Mail 5.0.5 05/03/02 Trial version English
  • Mac OS X

NotifyMail is an application for the Macintosh and Windows that sits patiently until the mail servers lets it know that new email has arrived. Once this happens, NotifyMail can tell your email client to check for mail, play a sound, or run an application.

NotifyMail is a new mail notifier; it works in cooperation with your server to notify you immediately when new mail comes in. It is not an active checker like your email client (Eudora, Emailer, Mailsmith, Outlook Express, etc.), but a passive listener, listening for a cue from the server when new mail has arrived.

To understand the difference, imagine your house with no doorbell and no knocker. How would you know when guests had arrived or friends stopped by? One solution, though unrealistic and inefficient, would be to peep out your door periodically to see if anyone were at your doorstep waiting patiently. Most guests wouldn't stand for it; most email, however, does, for that is how mail checkers work. They poll every five, ten, thirty minutes looking for the presence of new email.

NotifyMail has three main advantages over having your email client check periodically for mail:

You know immediately when new mail arrives

If you have been using a LAN based email system, this is quite common, but with POP3/IMAP based mail systems, this does not happen

You save CPU cycles

NotifyMail listens passively on a socket, so when it is not busy being notified, it is taking up virtually no CPU cycles

You relieve server load

For the server, the cost of notifying the client when new mail arrives (via a finger connection) is cheaper than handling frequent periodic mail checks from the client. A connection is only made when necessary.

In order to function properly, your mail server must support NotifyMail. Before installing NotifyMail, please check the following list to verify that your server is listed. If you have a question about what kind of server you are using, please contact the postmaster of your domain.

  • Eudora Internet Mail Server running on a Macintosh
  • AppleShare IP 6.x running on a Macintosh
  • Macintosh OS X Server version 10.2 or LOWER running on a Macintosh
  • Stalker Internet Mail Server running on a Macintosh
  • CommuniGate Pro by Stalker Software
  • Software.Com's Post.Office (2.0 or higher)
  • sendmail
  • qmail
  • QuickMail Pro Server running on a Macintosh
  • Seattle Lab's SLMail running on Windows 95/NT

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