Documentation forWeb Help Desk

Mail notification port

When you use the command finger nm_notifyuser to send the text finger nm_notifyuser to the MAIL_NOTIFICATION_PORT, this action triggers the email daemon to check for new mail. Also, this command stops the automatic email account polling.

This port setting is as follows:


The default notification port is 79. To disable the mail notification listener, comment out this setting or set it to -1.

This setting is defined in the whd.conf file in the Mail Notification Port section. This file is located at <WebHelpDesk>/bin/conf. For more information on this port setting, see Request for Comments (RFC) 4146 on the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) website at