I’'m not sure if this might be a new plugin or a feature request for the Broadcast plugin.
I would be interested in a feature for a plugin to check (via POP?) a specified email account and grab content from any messages waiting (From/To/Subject/First couple of lines of email content) and forward it on to a user or group of users via an IM.
A couple of uses (mostly what I and my users would use it for, at least!)
Message forums that offer email notification but no other means of “announcing” that a particular thread has been replied to.
Services such as Vonage that offer email notification that you have voicemail waiting.
New message notification (I guess some would use this, I wouldn’'t.)
For me, the first two are of particular interest and my intent would be to have any plugin POP email from special email accounts - not my primary - for example I might have a email@example.com email address solely for those notifications and forward that on to a group of users who would want to be checking that voicemail.
A plugin might even have the ability to send an notification “from” a Jive user account you have setup for that purpose, as in the above example you might have a user called Vonage VM you would get notifications from.