visual alerts

Brian Puccio brian at
Sun Jun 12 15:42:37 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-06-12 at 10:22 -0500, Ben Miller wrote:
> This there any way to configure Ubuntu/Gnome to provide visual alerts 
> for things like incoming mail

There's a package in universe called mail-notification, install it.
Then configure it by going to System -> Preferences -> Mail
Notification.  Enable it to be run on startup, add the necessary
accounts, etc.  Then to run it without restarting, just go to
Applications -> Run -> and type mail-notification.  Should work, I just
installed it and tried it just now.

> calendar alarms,

Evolution does this out of the box for me.

> etc. The only program I've even tested so far that was able to provide
> one was Balsa. Others, like Thunderbird,

Sorry don't use it so I can't help.
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