PHP Mobile Mail is aimed at mobile professionals who want to use their favorite MUAs (noteably pine or mutt) on their laptop, either in UNIX or Windows (under GNU Gygwin). This lets you work offline. It includes a mail_spooler program, which accepts the output of you MUA and spools (on, or offline). When connected, another process parses through the spool and sends your messages. It is also designed to "fake" using your REAL email address with free services like gmx.net, or mail.yahoo.com, when using their POP and SMTP servers, assuming you have a domain and account that you can control to this degree.
ICPLD (Internet Connection Performance Logging Daemon) is a connection monitor that sends ICMP requests to IP addresses of your choice and monitors if your machine has a working network connection. It logs failed attempts to reach the hosts, and will stamp a log as soon as a reply is received. It keeps track of when and for how long the connection was unavailable and records both total down time and each occasion of interrupted connection. It supports IPv6 and can execute a command whenever a connection goes up or down, which is useful for alerting users.