HOWTO: Nice new mail announcements with Ubuntu Dapper and Thunderbird

First install the Mailbox Alert Extension.

Then install libnofity and dbus. These are new messaging libraries

apt-get install libnotify1 libnotify-bin dbus

Open Thunderbird. Click on Tools->Current Mailbox Alert. Try this command:

/usr/bin/notify-send -i /usr/share/pixmaps/mozilla-thunderbird.xpm %sendername %subject

Then whenever you get new mail you’ll get a nice little notification in the bottom right hand corner.

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