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Old 11-30-2021, 01:23 PM   #1
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New mail notification on Sylpheed


Hi,

Is there a way to configure Sylpheed to show a new mail notification on the tray every time any of my accounts receives a new email?

Thanks.
 
Old 11-30-2021, 02:13 PM   #2
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I'd use a separate mail indicator for this. In GNOME, that would be either Mailnag or Bubblemail GNOME Shell extension; in XFCE, Mailwatch, and so on.

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Old 11-30-2021, 05:22 PM   #3
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I'd use a separate mail indicator for this. In GNOME, that would be either Mailnag or Bubblemail GNOME Shell extension; in XFCE, Mailwatch, and so on.
I use JWM, so I'd have to check if those apps woud work. What I intended though was if such functionality could be achieved within Sylpheed settings.
 
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Claws Mail is a fork of Sylpheed, and there are several mail notifiers for it in package claws-mail-multi-notifier (Debian-based) re. claws-mail-plugins-notification (Alpine). Or perhaps, claws-mail-acpi-notifier if your hardware supports it.

And for JWM, you likely should check not the GNOME extensions, but their underlying tools, e.g. mailnag.

Other than that, there are quite a few standalone mail notifiers starting from the venerable xbiff which is part of x11-apps, coolmail and xlassie (both plain Xlib), xbuffy (X Athena widgets), gnubiff and unity-mail (both GTK3), and so on. Which one will work for you may depend on your MTA configuration.
 
Old 12-01-2021, 07:22 PM   #5
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This worked for me:

1. Install the Libnotify-bin package.

Code:
sudo apt-get install libnotify-bin
2. Make Sylpheed check for mail regularly.

Open Sylpheed. At the top menu bar, go to: Configuration -> Common preferences and tick the first box (Auto-check new mail every...). Then click "Apply".

3. Make a popup appear when new mail is received.

In the same window as above, tick "Execute command when new messages arrived"

In the "command" box, copy and paste the code:

Code:
notify-send -i /usr/share/pixmaps/sylpheed.png "New Mail"
Click "Apply", then "OK".
 
  


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