phimail is a flexible mail alert tool for Unix systems, in the spirit of xbiff, which I wrote in tcl/tk. Most aspects of it are configurable, and since it's a tcl/tk script you can always copy the script and configure it as much as you like.

So, if you like, here is:
  • The latest phimail, phimail-1.1.1.tar.gz (you'll have to do a "Save Link As" on this link to get it).
  • The previous phimail, phimail-1.0.4.tar.gz (you'll have to do a "Save Link As" on this link to get it).
  • A Postscript version of the man page:
  • The README file that comes with phimail.
  • Some sample mailbox images: these are screen captures of the mail tool that comes standard with SGI's IRIX. Images of two sizes are shown, since phimail is not currently resizeable, but rather takes on the size of its image.

    These are merely some example images, the whole point of phimail is to make it look like you want. If anyone comes up with some nice sets of images, please send them to me and I'll put them up here.