[Haifux] New mail icon for Thunderbird over Gnome

Oron Peled oron at actcom.co.il
Sun May 13 21:40:52 MSD 2012

On Sunday, 13 בMay 2012 19:22:20 Eli Billauer wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've finally started working with Thunderbird under Linux (FC12, with 
Thunderbird 3.0.7). The old settings were migrated perfectly,

If your "new" one is 3.0.7, I am afraid to ask what was the old ;-)

$ rpm -q thunderbird

As you can see I use a pretty old Fedora (F15, plan to upgrade directly
to F17, before F15 is EOL). Still, using a network-facing application
which did not get any security updates for several years, is...
(ok, let's call it brave, not to be offensive...)

> and all is working fine. Well, there's a thing I miss.
> In Windows, there used to be an icon when new mail has arrived. This icon 
doesn't show up on Linux.

Obviously in Linux its a separate application (which is hopefully slimmer,
since it runs all the time).

IIRC, Gnome used to have a nice applet called "mail-notification":
This supported multiple accounts/mailboxes/protocols, etc.

I believe you can find it pre-packaged even for your pre-historic Fedora.


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