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    Default The Best Way to Tell When You Have New Mail? (ZCS 4.5.11)

    I just recently started to use only the ZCS web client in an effort to learn the ups and downs of the web client for training purposes. One thing I've discovered is that there is no obvious way to know when new messages arrive. However, instead of asking where a "new message" notification is (I know there isn't one and that I can file a feature request), I'd like to know what other people have done to overcome this.

    We migrated to Zimbra last November, and I had been using Thunderbird via IMAP with Zimbra. But I've decided to quit Thunderbird, cold turkey, last week. I spent the time needed to manually recreate my Thunderbird mail filters in Zimbra since I like my Inbox to stay empty. Along the way I discovered that not only can I file the messages into folders, but I can tag them too. This seems somewhat useful, and I'm already experimenting with the possibilities.

    In light of that view, I am wondering if there are any other ways to flag "new mail" for instant viewing? One thought I just had is to set up an advanced search rule that will only show me mail sent "Today". That way no matter where it is filed or how it is tagged, I can see everything from today... Any other ideas?

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    Time to upgrade to 5.0.9 - 5.0.7 added Bug 7482 - audible calendar & mail notifications (browser title & favicon flashing, mail & account tab highlighting, as well as sound notifications) for mail/cal/IM.

    There's also ZimbraToaster & ZimbraNotify (or other IMAP/POP new mail checkers out there).

    You could set is:anywhere date:today is:unread as a saved search or your default search in preferences > mail tab I suppose. (Might also set show advanced language in search bar under general tab.)

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    The Zimbra Toaster is definitely the way to go. To use the web client notification you have to be actually logged in using your browser which isn't always convenient. The toaster will pop up the first little bit of the message so you also get an idea of what's coming in, rather than just a audio notification saying that there is a message. You can download it from the downloads page of your server.

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