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David1293
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New Email alert Sound-solved.

Post by David1293 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:58 pm

Hi all
I've tried to get the email alert sound to work in Thunderbird, but it doesn't. Some sounds will play, others don't when I click on "play" in Thunderbird. It never seems to play a sound when I actually get a new email.
Is there a solution to this, for someone who's not very familiar with using the terminal? I am willing to learn about using the terminal, just not very used to doing it as yet.
If not, is there another email client that can do this, reliably?
Please, if this has been covered elsewhere, could someone point me to a solution?

Thanks in advance
Regards
D
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Re: New Email alert Sound

Post by phd21 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:47 pm

Hi David1293

These links below might provide useful information. There are also separate stand-alone mail indicators (applets, widgets, etc..) that can provide mail notifications some with sound, some are email provider specific like for GMail.

How to Get New Mail Alerts in Mozilla Thunderbird
https://www.lifewire.com/new-email-aler ... rd-1173081

How to Customize the New Mail Sound | Thunderbird Help
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/ho ... mail-sound

linux thunderbird mail notification - Google Search
https://www.google.com/search?source=hp ... QfPovAiSqs


Hope this helps ...
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Re: New Email alert Sound

Post by David1293 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:41 am

Hi, Phd21
Thanks for taking the trouble to reply.
I've tried the above, but no joy- if Thunderbird is left open, it won't display an alert or play a sound on my system.
As far as I can tell, I've done exactly what I should. I suppose this isn't vital, but it would be a useful feature for me, especially at busy times.
Regards
D

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