Ubuntu: How to make Thunderbird notify of new email like Evolution?



Question:

In Ubuntu when new mail arrives Evolution changes message indicator to green color. I have migrated from Evolution to Thunderbird and that is why looking for how to make Thunderbird react like Evolution once a new mail arrives.

UPDATE 1

I have forgotten to note that I don't have administrator privileges in my working computer.

Thanks


Solution:1

There is an extension that integrates Thunderbird with the Ubuntu Messaging menu (and also provides NotifyOSD notifications) that comes in a PPA. Here's a screenshot:

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To install it in Ubuntu, use the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ruben-verweij/thunderbird-indicator  sudo apt-get update  sudo apt-get install xul-ext-indicator libnotify-bin  

You'll then find it in the Thunderbird extensions. The PPA provides packages for Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04, though the 11.04 version is a bit more advanced and allows you only display notifications for messages that arrive in a certain folder, etc.

There was also an add-on for Thunderbird, based on the above extension, but it has since been removed.


Solution:2

Or you can use popper. This is an e-mail checker applications, and it can start Thunderbird too.


Solution:3

In latest releases of Ubuntu - 12.04 and later, Thunderbird is default mail-client and by default, notifies of new mail.

So, I would suggest upgrading to 12.04 or 12.10.

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For details on how to configure notifications for selected Folders in Thunderbird please refer to this post.


Solution:4

Not exactly what you need but I have used this addon of thunderbird which minimizes to tray and gives pop up notification for new messages.


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