Thunderbird 188.8.131.52 False New Mail Notifiaction alarms
After the latest update, Thunderbird now is adament that I have new email, even when it’s just Junk. Different to my last problem where I was getting new mail notification for SpamAssassin tagged messages. So, after a bit of research, managed to find a new extension for Thunderbird that works around this issue…
Mailbox Alert 0.9, by Jelte, released on Aug 6, 2006
Mailbox Alert allows you to specify, for each seperate mail folder, a message, sound and/or a system command that will be executed when new mail is found there.
This way, you specify different actions for less important folders, or no action at all.
Works with: Thunderbird 1.0 – 2.0.0.* ALL
Well worth the download if just for a bit of fun. Sadly it doesn’t give you a semi-permanent new mail flag in the task bar, but it can make any noise you like to alert you 🙂
Curiously, the built in New Mail tray icon refuses to go away even when it’s turned off in ThunderBird.