Re: [Evolution] How do I rm irritating mail notification popup?

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 01:46:10PM -0400, Peter N Spotts wrote:
On Wed, 22 Oct 2008 10:22:59 -0700
Gary Kline <kline thought org> wrote:

    Several months ago I wanted a way to determine if new mail
had arrived and installed an app that worked with evolution.  It pops
up a small dialog that tells me I have new mail; the rectangle
doesn't go away until I hit an [x] in the upper right corner; then a
yellow icon keeps flashing at me.  It's annoying.  

    Q1: Is there a means of turning off the blinking/flashing?
Q2: Are there other mail-notification apps that work with evo that
would be more suitable: nothing that flashes, blinks, beeps.  Just
something on the panel/bar/<whatever-it's called> that tells me I
have a new message[s] waiting.

    tia, guys,

    gary kline


Is it Mail Notification? If so, go to properties=>message pop-ups and
make sure it's unchecked. You also may have Evolution's own mail
notification plug-in activated. 

        I just found this via Folder -> Properties.  I checked it, because I
        didn't realize this existed.  I think that what I installed was a 
        separate plugin ---  what it was called has long been forgotten, but it 
        was anoying*=10000.  It was a minor reason I stopped using evolution.
        (Right now, I've got evo running and am waiting for new mail ... so I
        can pounce:)

So you'd need to check on it in
Edit=>Plug Ins. I have the Mail Notification stand-alone configured to
merely appear in my system tray when new mail arrives. It doesn't flash
unless it can't connect to the account I've specified. And it remains
icon-only unless I do a mouse-over, in which case it gives me a
pop-up summary of unread emails. The pop-up remains only as long as the
cursor is over the envelop icon in the system tray. 

        Found it (Edit -> Plugins); found the notification string, and configured
        it.  A few seconds later, the other evo plugin popped up for a couple
        seconds, then vanished leaving a small envelope icon that kept blinking.
        Do you--or anybody else--know what that plug in is called.  I gotta get
        rid of that one!

        thanks much,


        PS: "Tray"; got it. :-)


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