POPFile is the reason I started Free Your Email! I
wanted to be able to SPAM filter my daily work GroupWise emails.
Besides that, I wanted to be able to access GroupWise via my
OS/Client of choice (which happens to be GNU/Linux + Emacsen
GNUS and not WIN32 + GroupWise). Both reasons have worked out
wonderfully! Originally I was confined to a WIN32 box and I
always wanted to write a MAPI daemon to serve GroupWise email
via POP3 and SMTP requests ... but that was a task I didn't want to
tackle (or even think about!). But when I started applying my
existing HTML robots to GroupWise, and eventually to Yahoo!Mail,
I gained enough momentum to write Free Your Email.
Currently, I use Free Your Email daily to send and receive
emails as well as weather updates. It is usable and *fairly*
stable (but not yet robust). I hope you find the same.
You may notice (if you use POPFile) that this home page and the
HTTP daemon borrow heavily from POPFile. I think the POPFile UI
designer(s) did a terrific job in their information presentation
and HTTP service and their work at "skinning" HTML content is
top notch. And since POPFile is GPL, I decided to "stand on the
shoulders of giants" and reuse their code rather than create
new/ugly HTML of my own. Because they did such great work, you
will find a link to their project at the bottom of this page.
Please take a look at their project!
When I left GroupWise for good, I needed a "GroupWise Notify" replacement.
I originally meant to use "xbiff" (which I had used before); but when I
started searching, I found "xfaces". And WOW, do I love it! I started
collecting picons (personal icons) of my coworkers and I can't stop using
it. When I saw its usefulness/flexibility, that's when I thought of the
weather and stock quotes modules. There are weather picons available
(where is noted in xfaces documentation), but I collected some from a
proprietary site (so I can't give them away). Suffice it to say, I *may*
have downloaded/modified some from the same site 'weather_client.pm' uses
If you are in the same boat as I am, then xfaces is definitely
worth a look.