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Yamb - Usage


Yamb stands for "Yet Another Mail Biff": For those who think than checking for new mail every minute is not enough, Yamb let you set the interval in seconds in the Account manager. Yamb will also call an external notifier (to display a dialog box, play a sound or whatever you want), according to various parameters.


Yamb settings allow you to set the new mail check interval in seconds for every account in the Account manager (Only RSS feeds check is still always in minutes).
In the Yamb settings dialog box, you can chose for every type of account (movemail, pop3, imap, nntp, ...) whether you want to be notified for junk mails and for mails moved to other folders by filters.

The notifier receives many parameters, so that you can chose what and how you want to display them; These parameters are: subject, sender, recipients list, message size, folder, account type, account name, body.
The notifier executable may be given with arguments (which must be quoted if they contain spaces).
Example : wscript.exe "C:\Program Files\notifier.vbs"

Here are some external mail notifiers you can use and customize:

Warnings / Bugs

  • Some users have reported that notification did not work. Deleting and recreating their profile has solved the problem.
  • You may have to restart Thunderbird twice for yamb to run properly.
  • Yamb junk filtering seems to be too suspicious and may not notify you for standard messages.
  • Yamb has been tested on Windows (XP), Linux and Mac OSX. On mac OSX, you must use Thunderbird 1.5 or greater which corrected Mpzilla bug 267269.
  • A displayed answer message title such as "Re: bla bla bla" will be truncated by Thunderbird of the "Re:" part.
  • Restrictions regarding the message body passed to the notifier:
    • This parameter is left empty when the message is stored in a folder by an automatic filter.
    • The command line length being limited, only the first 500 characters are passed.
    • The text is directly extracted from the mail file, without being decoded. This may generate poor results for accented and complex (chineese...) characters.
    • This raw text also contains the encoded attachments. The way Yamb deletes them is probably not bullet proof.

Creation date : 23/08/2005 @ 23:41
Last update : 23/02/2006 @ 20:56
Category : Yamb
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Reaction #3 

by JeanT 20/12/2011 @ 12:02

Il faut vraiment être accro à ces mails pour les checker plusieurs fois par minutes k

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by Deborah 24/12/2010 @ 11:34

A couple of weeks ago I found another email notifier on torrents sites. But never before I made use of them, so decided it was unworthy my attention, but I want it again. I will use the one you've described here. Thanks!

Reaction #1 

by l 30/08/2005 @ 19:40

Merci....super.... pour l'instant chez moi tout fonctionne nickel bien... installation sans problèmes , un seul redémarrage(juste merdouillage avec hotmert oups hotmail mais normal avec suppute que cela se régléra seul comme tjrs, si non pas grave je relève cette BàL vraiment à tout hasard...)
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