Notify via AppleScript
From the readme (included inside the .sit archive):
Generating a notification to NotifyMail via AppleScript.
I wrote this script because I have a older mac running Mac OS 9 that handles my email via some custom software, and I wanted to include notification to NotifyMail as part of this custom handling. (This script is not necessary under Mac OS X, and could be replaced with the shell command "finger nm_notifyuser@host" where host is the hostname of the machine running NotifyMail.)
The script is designed to be called from another AppleScript, and should be included and compiled before use. It carries out the actual finger request using an auxiliary program called NetEvents, included in the same .sit file as this readme.