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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

       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 overridden.

       -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 default.

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

              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

       +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


       Send  bug  reports  or  suggestions  to  the  WMBiff  Development  Mailing  List  <wmbiff->.   Consider attaching a transcript of your session, generated
              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 system)