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    Default email notification

    is there a good, low resources app that sits in the KDE system tray whose sole purpose is to check email accounts and notify you if there is mail waiting to be downloaded and read? Preferably something in the OS or packman repos.

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    On 2012-07-10 16:06, farcusnz wrote:
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    > is there a good, low resources app that sits in the KDE system tray
    > whose sole purpose is to check email accounts and notify you if there is
    > mail waiting to be downloaded and read? Preferably something in the OS
    > or packman repos.


    kshowmail did that, but it is for kde 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2012-07-10 16:06, farcusnz wrote:
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    > is there a good, low resources app that sits in the KDE system tray
    > whose sole purpose is to check email accounts and notify you if there is
    > mail waiting to be downloaded and read? Preferably something in the OS
    > or packman repos.


    kshowmail did that, but it is for kde 3.

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    yeah, there were a few for KDE3. kbiff is another that is actually in the opensuse repos but drags in kde3 and qt3 dependencies.I'd much prefer something kde4 native.
    I guess this kind of app is not so common now as most people are using browser plug-ins to achieve this.

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    farcusnz wrote:
    > I guess this kind of app is not so common now as most people are using
    > browser plug-ins to achieve this.


    Don't most MUAs have this facility built-in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djh-novell View Post
    farcusnz wrote:
    > I guess this kind of app is not so common now as most people are using
    > browser plug-ins to achieve this.


    Don't most MUAs have this facility built-in?
    Thunderbird and Kmail have this facility but as far as I'm aware it requires you to have the client up and running - and in Thunderbirds case - maximised.

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    Am 10.07.2012 18:36, schrieb farcusnz:
    > and in Thunderbirds case - maximised.


    I use the "MinimizedToTray revived" plugin in TB, so TB sits invisible
    (just an icon in the tray) there and the email notifications popup in
    the notification area.


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    Quote Originally Posted by martin_helm View Post
    Am 10.07.2012 18:36, schrieb farcusnz:
    > and in Thunderbirds case - maximised.


    I use the "MinimizedToTray revived" plugin in TB, so TB sits invisible
    (just an icon in the tray) there and the email notifications popup in
    the notification area.
    Thanks. I wasn't aware of that addon. I'll give it a try.

    I did find a kde plasmoid plasmaMailChecker but I just can't get it to work with yahoo mail. I keep getting an error message about authentication failure.

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    Hi martin_helm,

    thanks for the advice of 'MinimizedToTray revived', really useful

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