Basil Chupin blchupin at
Fri Aug 13 06:42:19 UTC 2010

On 11/08/2010 06:59, Preston Hagar wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 8:39 AM, Kaushal Shriyan
> <kaushalshriyan at>  wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Are there good notifiers for thunderbird on Ubuntu Linux 10.04
>> desktop,I mean if i click on it i am able to open the message ?
>> Thanks
>> Kaushal
> I have searched long and hard for this since my upgrade to Lucid
> (10.04) and subsequent upgrade to Thunderbird 3.  I am right now using
> a combination of FireTray:
> and Libnotify Popups:


Thank you for pointing out the above 2 extensions and their pros/cons.

But I have to ask - simply out of curiosity - why would one need to have 
an addon installed for this purpose when it only takes a simple click on 
a desktop icon where Thunderbird is running to see if TB has received 
new mail for you? Obviously there must be at least one reason otherwise 
the addon would not have been written, nor maintained, but what is that 

Is it because by having this addon you can read the mail while you are 
using a different application on a different Desktop? If so, doesn't 
this overwrite the screen with TB mail?


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