This is a fix only for the the mail checker applet in the excellent AeroG theme.
I believe that the mail applet works fine in many distributions. However, on some - including my Suse 9.3, karamba .36 seems to clash with the version of Python installed and the mail applet doesn't load. This is a workaround, using some of the cynapsis mail checking code.
files must be uploaded to the same AeroG directory. the theme file must then be edited, with the user to insert the mail server name, account name and password. Ensure that the script has the correct permissions (chmod 755).
If you like the coloured AeroG applets, I have made those by taking the usual circle backgrounds and then just colouring them a bit in Gimp.