ledblink is a little utility program for Linux which gives you the ability to use
the keyboard LEDs or LEDs connected to the parallel port to show the
arrival of new email or whatever event you want to show.
It does not include an email-checker, but is expected to be called by
your existing xbiff, procmail or anything. I use gkrellm for that purpose. You can also
stop the blinking by another call, for example when you start up your
mail reader. As an advanced feature, ledblink has the ability to
show the number of mails that have arrived by blinking the LEDs
ledblink is based heavily on mailblink by Don
Bindner. I just removed all mail checking routines and threading and
made the blinking controllable by signals. This was done because there
were some issues with mailblink running together with another mail
checker. Also the blinking can be controlled more flexible now.