sugestion for a good email aplication

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sugestion for a good email aplication

Post by kimtieuphuong » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:57 am

Hi all:

One of the most important features, for me , on a email application is a good notifier.

So far I tried a lot of available application for mint and none of them shows notifiers of incoming e-mails !!!

And I know that at least with GEARY this worked great on ubuntu !!!

Why it doesn't work on mint ??? On ubuntu I had always a popup message saying how many unread mails I had, and untill I entered to read them the warning was still there !!

Anyone has an explanation for this ?? so far I tried , geary, evolution , claws and some others that I can't remember the names.

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Re: sugestion for a good email aplication

Post by phd21 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:18 pm

Hi kimtieuphuong,

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

I would recommend the Thunderbird email client. The Thunderbird email client can also show pop-up alerts, make sure "libnotify" is installed from "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)".

The Evolution email client can show pop-up alerts.

There are other various mail notification options, search the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)" for "mail notif".

May requiring restarting the computer after installing these.

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Hope this helps ...
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Re: sugestion for a good email aplication

Post by rickNS » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:08 pm

kimtieuphuong wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:57 am
Hi all:

One of the most important features, for me , on a email application is a good notifier.
In addition to all the good things phd21 has said, I'm zeroing in on your "good notifier" bit, OK.

When I switched to Linux, I kind of missed that little thing down in the right corner (envelope), telling me I had a new email, no biggie, I can live / without with that.

Then thinking out loud (to myself one day)..I thought / remembered a TV commercial for AOL I believe it was, that said "you've got mail" I thought that was pretty cool !. I wanted my computer / email client to tell me "you've got mail" in my own voice when it happens.

OK, How do you do that...turns out, it's not that hard, and that is how I get my Thunderbird email notifications.

If this is something you maybe interested in ...
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Re: sugestion for a good email aplication

Post by jglen490 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:27 pm

Thunderbird ... you need nothing else. Unless you need a calendar extension, then Thunderbird and Lightning.
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