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Thunderbird Notifications - Windows setting?

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    Thunderbird Notifications - Windows setting?


    I was just wondering whether Windows would control how Thunderbird sent desktop notifications?

    If I email a message to the account set up with thunderbird it appears instantly(ish) in the programme but if I'm in another programme and send a message I don't get any pop up notification from thunderbird....

    Hope I've phrased this OK!

    cheers

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    To receive new incoming mail notifications from Thunderbird:

    Thunderbird must be running in the background (I run minimized).
    Thunderbird must be set to check for incoming emails periodically (I think the default is every 10 minutes).
    Optionally, I would set the Taskbar to show the Thunderbird icon and notifications.
    Once done, a new incoming email will show a visual and audible alert.
    Note: This notification will not be instantaneous because it is dependent on the query interval.
    I just tested it and it works fine.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Cheers 2cents - where are the options to set frequency of checks? can't find it.

    thanks
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by teafo View Post
    Cheers 2cents - where are the options to set frequency of checks? can't find it.

    thanks
    From the Tools Menu (at the top) Go to > Account Settings > Server Settings and set the interval:

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    Cheers to you as well!
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Changed it thanks! I seem to remember my Mac Mail being instant, but maybe I'm imagining things....

    nice one
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Well, it actually is instant; in that, once the query is initiated, and the new email is downloaded, the desktop notification follows quickly. Just remember that Thunderbird is a 3rd party program and it has to be running to initiate that query at the designated intervals. Unfortunately, I have no experience or knowledge of Mac Mail so good luck to you!
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