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Old 11-15-2016, 07:24 AM   #16
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There's a TON of plugins, so wouldn't be surprised if there is a unifier.
 
Old 11-15-2016, 07:31 AM   #17
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well not figured how to get any plugins yet, it says

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To load a plugin go to '/Configuration/Plugins' and click
the 'Load Plugin' button.
Select the plugin that you want and click 'OK'
but there are none listed.

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Plugins are installed in $PREFIX/lib/claws-mail/plugins/
but i dont have (or dont know where) that folder is. i do have ~/.claws-mail am i supposed to download the client (i installed it from package man) and copy the plugin folder to ~/.claws-mail ? or am i supposed to remove the older version iv installed and install the downloaded version but i tried that and just get errors about configure: error: Package requirements (glib-2.0 >= 2.20 gmodule-2.0 >= 2.20 gobject-2.0 >= 2.20 gthread-2.0 >= 2.20) were not met:

Iv installed glib-2.0 , i tried to install glib-2.20 but that does not exist.


Just out of my depth really.
 
Old 11-15-2016, 08:23 AM   #18
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It varies how to get plugins from os to os. On Arch, it installs all the plugins automatically. In Debian, you have to
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apt install claws-mail-multi-notifier claws-mail-fancy-plugin
for every plugin you want to install, as it installs none by default.
 
Old 11-15-2016, 08:32 AM   #19
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hmm well i was only going by the "readme" in the package itself. However iv managed to completely corrupt my OS and will have to re-install from an image backup before i can take a look. It said i needed to install glib-2.0 so i did , it installed loads of stuff. I thought it would not be a problem to remove that library and start fresh but obviously not , opps
 
Old 11-15-2016, 08:48 AM   #20
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hmm well i was only going by the "readme" in the package itself. However iv managed to completely corrupt my OS and will have to re-install from an image backup before i can take a look. It said i needed to install glib-2.0 so i did , it installed loads of stuff. I thought it would not be a problem to remove that library and start fresh but obviously not , opps
Not the first time anyone's ever done that. I myself have done it multiple times.
 
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o yes the fun o linux, cant say i ever lost a windows installation, fact iv still got xp on one machine but linux woohoo ... first thing is to learn how to image regularly especially if you tinker lots.

k well its nearly finished restoring. Will take another look later though.

Thank you Tim.
 
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as so often in life, one cannot get EXACTLY what one wishes -

here's a few more suggestions that touch on your wishes:

- there used to be a native linux app called alltray, which enables you to put ANY app in the tray. however, that probably won't give you unread mail count.
- many people use sth. like conky to show some mailbox info
- there's quite a few mail tray icons that SEPERATELY check your mailboxes, regardless of your mail program, and display an unread mail count. also configurable for multiple mailboxes. might come as a plugin for your panel (i'm pretty sure xfce4-panel has one)
- your windowmanager/desktop env allows you to configure hotkeys to hide/minimize/unhide your mail client
 
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Hi, all suggestions are gratefully received although i already tried most of what you mention there

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Thunderbird:-
tray will not integrate, iv tried firetray, minimize to tray revisited, alltray, kdocker, and off curse all the standard TB tray settings. The closest iv got is with a combo of firetray + minimize to tray + mailbox alert but still it is not great.
I have tried some of the separate mail notification apps to (the ones you put your accounts into so they can just notify you).

Iv got a lot to play with now and may take me some time to figure exactly which set-up is going to be the best for me.

My main problem here is kde plasma and me trying to use the latest releases but on a nice new comp i like a nice shiny desktop else id just go back to cinnamon cos i know TB is fine with firetray on that.

It might end up being kmail even with its own problems/bugs because as you say i dont think i will find 100% what id like to find but kontact is the least worse option in my opinion, i think ^^.
 
Old 11-15-2016, 03:43 PM   #24
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i already tried most of what you mention there
???
if you did, you didn't mention it.
i am not talking about TB addons, i'm talking about native linux apps.

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Old 11-15-2016, 03:50 PM   #25
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I didnt mention the notify apps that just take your account details and then monitor your mail because i had a lot of trouble with them but i did mention kdocker and alltray but its no prob im happy for your input, just a pity im so darn picky about my desktops
 
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Iv just found this https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=354400 it seems its been broken for years and has been "fixed but not fixed". Someone on forum.kde says to update the framework to 5.3.0 but many are saying 5.3.0 is even buggier but i could try it and also could try 5.2.3 as im currently on 5.1.3.

How do i do that ?

thx.
 
Old 11-21-2016, 12:43 PM   #27
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so you consciously choose to use a buggy app over a non-buggy app, because it has the desired trayicon?
 
Old 11-21-2016, 01:07 PM   #28
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Im back with TB but its all relative. I mean I may be aware of bugs but if they dont affect me personally because i dont use that certain buggy part of an app then sure i might. Plus if you dont really look into these things properly then you may miss something that seemed to be buggy but in the end found there was a fix/patch whatever so i used kmail for a week or so whilst digging for help and info before weighing them up & making my choice.

I shall wait for kmail to be updated and take another look.

b.t.w i call an app that should do X with the tray that does not do X properly (or at all) buggy anyhow, so yes im using a buggy email client (TB) instead of a buggy email client (Kmail)
 
  


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