Mozilla Thunderbird New Mail Notification Extension

Mozilla Thunderbird New Mail Notification Extension

Mozilla Thunderbird New Mail Notification Extension

I have been looking for an extension that would control the New Mail Notification icon for Thunderbird, but there isn’t one that I can find.

However, I did discover a reason why it was misbehaving, and perhaps if you have found this post, it will help you too…

I had a mail filtering rule set to move *SPAM* messages to the Trash folder – but Thunderbird was still counting them as messages that deserved the flag. However, changing this filtering rule to “Delete the message” gives the same effect of moving the message to the Trash folder, but doesn’t cause the New Mail Notification flag to appear.

Tech note: Another way you *could* make the computer do what you want is to monitor the size of the file that contains your messages. (ie inbox.) How you do that is up to you. There’s a program called FCMon.exe, (Folder Change Monitor) but the site it lives on is one of those useless sites on the ‘net where you click to download, only to find it’s not there any more. (It is, but it’s behind an FTP url that won’t accept a login.)

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