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notify when new mail has arrived

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 3:05 pm
by rhuijdts
Is it possible to get notified by popup and/or sound, when new mail arrives?

I know from experience that a lot of users really want this.
if a am correct, the unread count in the folder lists, only updates when you click on one of the folders.

notify when new mail has arrived

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 3:35 pm
by 14319KevinH
We will release a systray toaster soon that can do new mail notificaitons. Eventually we'd like it to handle mailto: links and calendar reminders.
The folder counts will update on any server action. So clicking on a folder, reading a message, tagging a message etc.

notify when new mail has arrived

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 4:02 pm
by dkarp
[quote user="rhuijdts"]if i am correct, the unread count in the folder lists only updates when you click on one of the folders.[/QUOTE]

Actually, it updates on any user action that causes a call to the server. It also updates after 5 minutes of idle time.

notify when new mail has arrived

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:09 pm
by bburtin
Another option is to use a POP or IMAP mail notifier. My personal favorite is PopTray.

notify when new mail has arrived

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 2:17 am
by rhuijdts
wouldn't it be possible to trigger a popup when new mail arrives?

We are now working with Domino webaccess and this works that way.

A systray icon is not platform independent and i think you should try to avoid it, but of course that is my opinion :)

notify when new mail has arrived

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:02 am
by 7323graffiti
How about a SMS msg? That'd be great!
-g

notify when new mail has arrived

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:26 am
by Andy.pflaum
[quote user="7323graffiti"]How about a SMS msg? That'd be great!
-g[/QUOTE]
That's not exactly in the product now (and our product management team will note the request), but there's a variant today: in the Options/Mail page, you can choose to "Enable address for new mail notifications:" There, you can enter another email address where you want to be notified -- and many mobile network operators provide an email address that's tied to your SMS number (such as 6502121212@messaging.sprintpcs.com)....

notify when new mail has arrived

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 12:56 am
by guneetu
Another way could be sending an Instant Message, Implement a listner class and let it deliver all the new messages to the preferred IM account. Found an example about posting to yahoo IM's ...

This">http://today.java.net/pub/a/today/2005/09/16/errors-via-yahoo-im.html
This
can be used to send any kind of messages..
my 2 cents

notify when new mail has arrived

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:45 am
by yetdog
Any word on if the systray toaster is planned for GA? :)

notify when new mail has arrived

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:07 am
by 14319KevinH
[quote user="yetdog"]Any word on if the systray toaster is planned for GA? :)[/QUOTE]


I don't think it will make it. It needs some work to compile/work with the latest code and at the moment we don't have the cycles. At this point I don't think it will make GA.