I recently switched all my mail reading over to using IMAP over SSL, and needed to get GNOME’s Inbox Monitor applet to handle it. It doesn’t do it natively, so I had to use a script to do the check. It is done easily with fetchmail.
I have found a way to use the extra leds on the Asus M2400N, which I have added to the script.
The script is this:
#!/bin/sh MBOX=$HOME/.newmail MLED=/proc/acpi/asus/mled test -x /usr/bin/fetchmail || exit 0 if fetchmail --ssl -c > $MBOX+; then mv -f $MBOX+ $MBOX test -w $MLED && echo 1 > $MLED else rm -f $MBOX+ $MBOX test -w $MLED && echo 0 > $MLED fi
In the preferences of GNOME’s Inbox Monitor, the script runs before each update, and the Mail Spool File is set to $HOME/.newmail.