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OpenP2P.com: You Have Mail! [Building Mail Notification With Jabber]

Mar 10, 2001, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"This column is the result of DJ Adams' investigations into the Jabber technology and protocols. Learning about the Jabber technology and protocols, DJ immediately discovered that Jabber could lend itself to much more than just instant messaging."

"In this article, I'd like to show you how easy it is to put together a simple system for pager-style notification of incoming mail, using some standard tools, Perl and, of course, Jabber."

"I participate, OK, "lurk," in many mailing lists, so I've set up some filters that transfer list mail into appropriate mail folders. Mail coming from the London Perl Mongers list goes into my london.pm mail folder, mail from Squackers goes into my squackers folder, and so on. By the time the incoming mail has been analyzed and filtered into various mail folders, there's little left that makes it to my inbox. I classify my inbox mail as having higher priority, and I want to know when something has arrived there."

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