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Windows 7: System Tray Mail Notifier?

28 Sep 2010   #11

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

give it time,
there are a lot of members over different timezones.
hopefully you'll get lucky

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28 Sep 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Bug, sorry, I hope you don't mind me asking.

Why don't you want Thunderbird to make your notifications? What is the issue with having it run?

I use Outlook and just minimize it to the tray area. Normally it appears thus:
System Tray Mail Notifier?-screenshot_2.jpg and when I have mail it appears like so: System Tray Mail Notifier?-screenshot_3.jpg.

I'm sure you knew all of that. :)

Is the issue that Thunderbird won't minimize to the tray? I don't know as I don't use Thunderbird but I have always been under the impression that all mail apps could be minimized to the tray.

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28 Sep 2010   #13

Windows 7 X64 Professional

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
Is the issue that Thunderbird won't minimize to the tray?
You know, I don't know if it will or not. I never even thought to check. If it does, problem solved and I'll take it from there.

If not by default, it looks like there may be some plug-ins I can try. I'm on one of my Linux machines right now and won't be able to check the Winbox 'till I go back to work.
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28 Sep 2010   #14

Win 7

I have a native gmail notifier. And I was looking for days for a proper notifier but couldn't find anything good looking and safe.

TweetDeck has awesome notifications but unfortunately only for social media. Wish they support imap accounts.

Let me know if you find something good.
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28 Sep 2010   #15

Windows 7 X64 Professional

OK. I found a Thunderbird add-on that does exactly what I want. It's called MinimizeToTray Plus.

The only thing I don't like about it is the icon looks like crap. So, if anyone knows how I can fix the icon, I'm all ears.

This is what I've got:

I'd like to have something that matches the stock Win7 tray icons. But, anything that looks better than the extremely pixelated T-bird icon that is there would be great.
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27 Jul 2013   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium x86

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bug67 View Post
Mail Notifier wanted me to sign up for an "on-line account." No thanks.
I just tried and this account it refers to is the first email account you want to input, not a website account.

I've just tried POP Peeper and it's possibly the relatively best program ever. Low resource usage, to the point and makes use of Windows-native stuff. The interface's looks and colors are Windows theme-based, the default mail sound is theme-based, you can have either popups or systray balloon tips, it supports POP and IMAP/SSL, it can launch your default mail program and its Compose window, lets you configure how to handle attachments, IMAP's IDLE mode, download only/headers/body/everything, etc etc. Wonderful program!

Milkedl, the reason for wanting a program like this is that some people, like the OP and me, don't want to have to keep their entire email program with all its features and resource usage running the whole time just to get the notifications. A little systray mail checker only needs to log in on the server and check if any of the mails there are new. No address book, no theming, no big interface, no Write feature, just read & leave. Simplicity and reducing overkill is the key to performance.
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27 Jul 2013   #17

Windows 7 Professional x64
I Agree

I've been using Pop Peeper for years. Small footprint, active tray icon and voice notifications. Versions are free or cheap. There is no better.
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