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    Email client with tasktray notification

    Are there any open source/free mail clients that can sit in the task tray and will pop up a message or flash or something when it detects an email has been received? I know Outlook can do this to an extent, but are there any open source ones I could use too?

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    Re: Email client with tasktray notification

    I know google mail can but i guess this is not what you really want.

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    Re: Email client with tasktray notification

    Basically its just for our helpdesk software. It will send out an email notification when a new task is created. So I've set up a free internal mail server, and just need an email client that will check that server all day and let me know, so nothing external really no :?

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    Re: Email client with tasktray notification

    Thunderbird 2 gives popup email notification, I use it here with exchange and Zimbra.

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    Re: Email client with tasktray notification

    is that by default or one of the extensions? i was looking at tbird but v1 didn't have much mentioned on pop up.

    can tbird be minimized to the sys tray or does it have to be left open on the taskbar?

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    Re: Email client with tasktray notification

    actually scratch that, i found the extension, thanks a lot for that

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    just checking, when its minimised, ive set it to check every 1 min, yet it never actually checks until you restore the program, which is a bit weird :?

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    Re: Email client with tasktray notification

    What helpdesk software do you use?

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    Re: Email client with tasktray notification

    hmm, not tried it on windows only on my linux desktop. I usually have TB open anyway as it does RSS etc.

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    Re: Email client with tasktray notification

    We have one or zero here.
    It sends out the email, tbird is open in the tray, and i can sit there for 10mins, i then go into it, click get mail and it finds a message. i dunno why its not picking up new mail. its weird

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    Re: Email client with tasktray notification

    Sylpheed is much overlooked but very very nifty... New mail notification in the tray works for me

    http://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/

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    Re: Email client with tasktray notification

    Claws > Sylpheed!

    http://www.claws-mail.org

    Let the holy war ensue!

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    Re: Email client with tasktray notification

    the only real thing i need is for it to be able to be minimised to system tray and notify me of new mail, rather than me having to open the program, or have it open on the taskbar where it could be accidentally closed.
    apart from that, features aren't an issue

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    Re: Email client with tasktray notification

    http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/free...y-imap-client/

    home page :

    http://www7.brinkster.com/arundale/

    Just downloaded it from the first url and I have the zip file, looks like you cant get it from the home page although it has the persons email address on the home page. Not sure how helpful that is to you though.

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    Re: Email client with tasktray notification

    Sylpheed seems to be good for what I'm after.
    Thnx.....and sorry Geoff, I'm a convert of Sylpheed right now :P

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    Re: Email client with tasktray notification

    Heresy! Burn him!

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