in reply to Can I get emails when somebody responds to my PerlMonks post?

If you are willing to write some javascript, you can popup a notification when you check the website. Then, just let the site reload every x minutes, via js or a plugin.

I wrote a script for woot messages. Rudimentary and just checks a number. But it shows that it is relatively easily, as that was only four line of actual code. You ought to be able to get something to check the XP Nodelet, at the very least.

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Re^2: Can I get emails when somebody responds to my PerlMonks post?
by LanX (Cardinal) on Oct 18, 2017 at 17:43 UTC
    This would cause much traffic, which tye would prefer to avoid.

    If I had a clear concept how to identify bouncing emails I could provide a script I wrote for $.

    But this would also imply the need for disabling and reactivating an address.

    Cheers Rolf
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      This would cause much traffic

      Only if everyone did it, and then at a high rate. I would figure refreshing (automatically) once ever 15 minutes would suffice, and not cause much hurt to the server.

      Does that make sense?

Re^2: Can I get emails when somebody responds to my PerlMonks post?
by LanX (Cardinal) on Oct 18, 2017 at 21:09 UTC
    Btw what's the benefit of this JS solution over msg notification combined with the CB sidebar?

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
    Je suis Charlie!

    update

    I'm aware that the CB Sidebar somehow contradicts the traffic argument.

      With JS, the tab does not need to be in front of you. You can be doing something else when an alert of some form of message pops up.

        Ah, I see.

        FWIW, you can also poll the private message xml ticker ticker, be it in JS or anything else.

        That's what I get (excerpt)

        <?xml version="1.0" encoding="windows-1252"?> <CHATTER> <INFO site="http://perlmonks.org/" sitename="PerlMonks" min_poll_secon +ds="30" archived="no" max_recs="20" foruser="LanX" foruser_id="708738 +" hard_limit="20" style="" gentimeGMT="2017-10-19 15:54:37"> Rendered by the Private Message XML Ticker</INFO> ... <message user_id="113" author="root" time="2017-10-19 11:31:31" messag +e_id="542606201" status="active"> You've got a reply to [id://1201620] from [id://934209] at [id://12016 +84]</message> </CHATTER>

        <?xml version="1.0" encoding="windows-1252"?>
        <CHATTER>
        <INFO site="http://perlmonks.org/" sitename="PerlMonks" min_poll_seconds="30" archived="no" max_recs="20" foruser="LanX" foruser_id="708738" hard_limit="20" style="" gentimeGMT="2017-10-19 15:54:37">
        Rendered by the Private Message XML Ticker</INFO>
        ...
        <message user_id="113" author="root" time="2017-10-19 11:31:31" message_id="542606201" status="active">
        You've got a reply to Re^2: Can I get emails when somebody responds to my PerlMonks post? from chacham at Re^3: Can I get emails when somebody responds to my PerlMonks post?</message>
        </CHATTER>
        

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
        Je suis Charlie!