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       WMBiff - A dockable Mailbox Monitor


       wmbiff [-display <display name>] [-geometry +XPOS+YPOS] [-c <filename>]
       [-h] [-v] [-debug] [-fg <foreground-color>] [-font <X11  font>|default]
       [-hi <highlight-color>] [+w]


       WMbiff displays the status of up to five mailboxes. It shows the number
       of new mail messages, if any, or the total number of messages.  It also
       has  mail  retrieval  capabilies,  and  can  be  configured  to do this
       automatically. At the moment, UNIX-style, maildir, POP3, APOP and IMAP4
       mailboxes  are  supported.  WMbiff also supports Licq history files and
       gnomeicu, displaying  the  number  of  new  messages  in  your  running
       session, as if they were mail.

       The mailboxes are displayed in 5 different lines, each one with its own
       description of up to five chars. If no  mail  is  present  in  a  given
       mailbox,  WMbiff  will  display  the  total number of mails in cyan. If
       there’s new mail in the  box,  the  number  of  new  messages  will  be
       displayed in yellow. When new mail arrives, this number will optionally
       flash for a small period of time, and also optionally, a command can be
       executed  on  mail  arrival  (for  example, opening your mail reader or
       playing a sound file).

       Pressing mouse button 1 will execute a command, defined in  the  user’s
       config  file.  Mouse  button 3 will execute a command to fetch mail, if
       defined.  To restart wmbiff, press mouse button 1 while holding control
       and shift keys, or send it SIGUSR1.


       -h     Show summary of options.

       -v     Show version of program.

       -display <display name>
              Use an alternate X Display.

       -geometry <geometry>
              Initial window position.

       -c <filename>
              Use specified configuration file instead of ~/.wmbiffrc.

       -debug Print verbose log of progress.

       -fg <color>
              Use   specified   X11  color.   Implies  -font  default,  unless

       -font <font>
              Use specified X11 font instead of the LED pixmap.  This  may  be
              more  readable  or  suitable  for  some  non-US characters.  The
              special font "default"  tells  wmbiff  to  use  a  compile  time

       -hi <color>
              Use  specified  X11  color for new mail counters.  Implies -font
              default, unless overridden.

              When using  TLS  (IMAPS),  keep  going,  even  if  the  server’s
              certificate is invalid.  Invalid certificates have expired, have
              a different hostname than you connected to, are corrupt, or have
              been  revoked.   Do  not use this option unless wmbiff fails and
              suggests it to you, and  even  then,  be  careful  and  consider
              alerting  your mail system administrator first.  The need to use
              this option is a sign of server misconfiguration.

       +w     Do not use the "withdrawn" state: the wmbiff window will not  be
              captured  as  an  icon  and placed in the dock, but will instead
              have its  own  window.   This  option  starts  with  a  ’+’  for
              consistency  with other software programs: many use ’-w’ to mean
              the opposite.


       Send bug reports or suggestions to the WMBiff Development Mailing  List
       <>.   Consider attaching a transcript
       of your session, generated using:
              wmbiff -debug | tee wmbiff-log
       Be sure to remove any instances of your password.


              peruser wmbiff configuration file.


       This manual page was written by Jordi  Mallach  <>,
       originally for the Debian system (but may be used by others).
       WMBiff  was first maintained by Gennady Belyakov. Since January 2001 it
       is maintained group of people that have added lots of new  features  to
       the  original program. Please see the README document for a list of all
       the people involved.


       /usr/share/doc/wmbiff/examples/sample.wmbiffrc (or equivalent for  your