Thunderbird Biff provides a visual indicator of new mail availability in supported clients (Firefox, Sunbird) and Thunderbird.
You MUST install this add-on in BOTH Thunderbird and supported clients as there are both client AND server portions which communicate via a TCP/IP socket.
have personally tested version 2.1 of this add-on only under Windows 2000 and XP Pro. Some users have informed me that the 1.x and 2.0 versions also worked on some linux distributions and some MAC OS. So this version may work on those platforms as well - please let me know what you find. I have tested this add-on using the following Thunderbird email account types: pop3, IMAP, and those employing the webmail add-on.
Having recently switched from the Mozilla Suite to Firefox/Thunderbird, I missed some aspects of the integration between browser and email. I could not find an existing add-on to show a prominent visual indicator that new mail is ready (even if not automatically downloaded).
Thunderbird shows a popup message when mail is ready. But the popup may be shown and not seen. I also auto-hide my windows task bar so the tray icon is not always visible. Also, since I do not automatically download new messages, I am not always aware that new mail is waiting to be downloaded.
- 1. In response to a bug report that this addon in Thunderbird does not always survive suspend/resume on some computers and after discovering that this is due to issues in the Mozilla toolkit, added a notification to the user upon resume that this addon may not operate properly and offers to restart Thunderbird at that point..
- 2. In response to a suggestion made in a user review by "russff", added the capability to select those email accounts to be monitored by this addon. By default, all email accounts are monitored. But users may employ the multiple-select list box in the addon's options panel to select a subset in which they are interested.
- 3. Updated the addon's Options Panel which was very much in need of some attention. Now it better supports users who are not on the Windows platform. Now all platforms will behave almost identically with changes to settings being saved as soon as they are made. There is no longer a need for Windows users to dismiss the dialog in order for change...