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MuadNu
26th October 2009, 06:18 PM
Does anybody know how to get this working? I mean have an icon in the tray alerting of new emails. I used to have it working using moztraybiff (http://moztraybiff.mozdev.org/index.html) in Thunderbird 2, but since I installed F11 and thus started using Thunderbird 3 I haven't been able to get this working.

(Evolution, on the other hand, has this and it works fine, but I'm having trouble, http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=232156, with using Google calendars in it. If I could get that working I would think about switching to Evolution).

infernosoft
26th October 2009, 06:30 PM
I had this issue with thunderbird too, and here's what I did.

1. Uninstall any 'minimize to tray' add-on
2. Download http://firetray.googlecode.com/files/firetray_0.2.5_dev.xpi (Yes, it's a dev one, but that's ok)
3. Install it, and ta da, it should work!

The download link is from this website: http://code.google.com/p/firetray/downloads/list

adrianx
26th October 2009, 08:07 PM
I prefer using mail-notification (http://www.nongnu.org/mailnotify/) (I'm not talking about mail-notification-evolution-plugin)

su
yum install mail-notificationIt is created by the same people that created the evolution plugin, but it is mail-client agnostic and it works on various DEs, like KDE and Gnome.

I use it for 3 different POP accounts as well as GMail. It also works with Hotmail and Yahoo! The only annoying thing for me is the message popups, but they are easily disabled.

infernosoft
26th October 2009, 10:56 PM
I prefer using mail-notification (http://www.nongnu.org/mailnotify/) (I'm not talking about mail-notification-evolution-plugin)

su
yum install mail-notificationIt is created by the same people that created the evolution plugin, but it is mail-client agnostic and it works on various DEs, like KDE and Gnome.

I use it for 3 different POP accounts as well as GMail. It also works with Hotmail and Yahoo! The only annoying thing for me is the message popups, but they are easily disabled.

That actually looks pretty cool. After installing it, how do you use it? Is it a tray icon/applet you can add to the panel?

adrianx
26th October 2009, 11:04 PM
First, you have to set it up. In Gnome, you will find it under System > Preferences > Mail Notification.
I'm sure that in Fedora, it gets added to "Startup Applications", but you could double check if you like. (I had to manually add it in Ubuntu.)

You could either log out and back in again, or go to Applications > Internet and start the application.**

**EDIT: I don't see it in Applications > Internet in Fedora 11, so maybe I was thinking of F10... Anyway, it is not necessary to start it manually. A log out/in should do the trick. The notification icon will appear in the notification area/system tray.

I'm not in KDE right now, but the setup is similar.

sidebrnz
27th October 2009, 07:14 AM
I've installed it, configured it, tried it and removed it. Why? Well, my main email account is name@mydomain.us and my POP3 server is pop.hostingcompany.com, and that's how I configured it. What it did, was try to check the mail at name@mydomain.us@pop.hostingcompany.com and of course, that doesn't work. Clearly, whoever wrote this never considered the fact that people might want to use it this way, or that somebody might have a reason to put the complete username (including domain info) into the username field. Naturally, there was nothing about this in the Help file. At best, I give it an E- for effort.

[Edit]I also tried that add-on, and got rid of it. Why? Well, I have lots of old mail copied in from the Gatesware side of my box that I've never needed to look at in Linux, and it counts all of it as unread. That's not too bad, but the way it insists on minimizing Tbird if I accidentally click on the tray icon was a deal breaker. I did, however, find LIbnotify Popups that does what I want: it brings up a popup window for new mail like SELinux does when there's an issue. The add-on is experimental, and it mentions needing a package that yum can't find, but you don't seem to need it on Fedora. If what you want is a minimalist email notification, this may well be what you're looking for.

adrianx
27th October 2009, 08:25 AM
@sidebrnz

Even though my account is adrianx@someisp.com*, the application shows it as adrianx@someip.com@pop3.someip.com, and it still works perfectly....

My username is also adrianx@someip.com, and it allows me to use that as a user name. I don't see the problem. Could there be another reason for your troubles?

B.t.w. There are 2 settings that I change. I disable message popups (Message Popups tab), and I select "Update the mail status" (Status Icon tab) instead of using it to launch my mail client.

*not my real address :D

sidebrnz
27th October 2009, 08:45 AM
I don't know, and I don't care, really. I've got an email notifier that does what I want, the way I want it. As it turns out, mail-notification wouldn't have fit my needs even if it worked for me because it tells me what's on the server, including spam, not what's in my inbox after filtering.

cnzhangquan
18th September 2011, 07:01 AM
I prefer using mail-notification (http://www.nongnu.org/mailnotify/) (I'm not talking about mail-notification-evolution-plugin)

su
yum install mail-notificationIt is created by the same people that created the evolution plugin, but it is mail-client agnostic and it works on various DEs, like KDE and Gnome.

I use it for 3 different POP accounts as well as GMail. It also works with Hotmail and Yahoo! The only annoying thing for me is the message popups, but they are easily disabled.

that is a great one

thank you