Mailbox - display the email quantity in multiple email
accounts.Copyright 1997, 2002 Evan Yu-Ling Chu.
Mailbox binaries and source code are freely available at Source
Forge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/mailbox) under the GNU General
Microsoft Windows 95 or newer.
Mailbox, version 1.0, displays the number of email messages in multiple
email accounts. It is compatible with any email system that supports the
POP3 protocol. The application is written in C++ and runs on Microsoft
Mailbox can be configured to monitor multiple mailboxes on multiple
email hosts. It will query the mailboxes periodically and report the results.
The frequency of the inquiry can be configured.
The instruction for installing Mailbox is in the Installation
To create a configuration file:
In any directory, create a subdirectory for storing the configuration file;
switch to that directory.
Run Mailbox by executing
Substitute myconfig.dat with your own name.
To configure Mailbox:
The first variable that needs to be configured is the pause time between
consecutive attempts to query the mailboxes.
Then the user must enter the mailbox information.
Select the Edit menu, Profiles item.
Enter the number of seconds in the Pause field.
To begin and to stop querying mailboxes:
Select Edit menu, Profile item. Press Add button.
Enter the mailbox name, host name, and password. The password is not stored
on the disk because of security concerns. It must be entered every time
Mailbox is executed.
Select the Action menu, Start-Query option to begin querying the mailboxes.
Select the Action menu, Stop option to stop querying the mailboxes.
Profile specifies the filename of the configuration file that
stores all the mailbox information. If it is not specified, the default
filename is default.dat.
Unzip mailbox.zip to extract Mailbox.exe.
Move Mailbox.exe into any directory.
Technical Support, Comment
Contact Evan Chu for technical support, comments, recommendations, wishful
features. His personal email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
His personal web site is at http://www.his.com/evanc.