"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,
"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."