User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040614 Firefox/0.9 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040614 Firefox/0.9 Similar to Bug 118952, except that I want the action to be a pop-up "new mail" window similar to how newer versions of MS-Outlook alert the user. The reasoning behind this action is that not every e-mail that lands in my inbox needs to alert me of new mail. During my work day, I might have a dozen windows open with the mail program buried in the background doing it's send/receive every 10-15 minutes. I need visual (and aural) notification that a project request (or task request) has landed in my inbox and I need to take a look at it. The system tray notification is useless in this case because it alerts for every message, not just ones that I'm looking for. The pop-up window should be capable of showing multiple messages with at least the name of the sender and the subject line of the message. Additional enhancements might include any or all of the following: 1) Allowing the filter to specify the foreground/background color of the message line in the window. That way, if 10-20 messages have queued up, the user can visually see which ones might be more important then the others. Maybe allow the user to pick a custom icon/bitmap to display in a separate column. 2) Display the importance icon for the message in a separate column. Maybe display size and message attachment columns as well. 3) Messages should automatically be removed from the window as they are opened/read by the user. The window should automatically vanish once all messages have been opened/read. It should be possible to select multiple messages to be opened at the same time. (MSOutlook fails to do this.) 4) Alternate solution might be to just flash a customizable message down near the system tray (similar to how "downloads complete" flashes there when Firefox finishes downloading all of the queued files). Disadvantage to that solution is that it's not persistent and can be missed if the user walked away from their desk for even a minute. The pop-up window is more likely to be noticed upon their return from lunch. Flashing a customizable bit of text down by the systray might be an additional option for the action (like color-coding the notification). 5) Alternate action #2: Allow the action to change the system tray notification icon (make it a different color, make it pulse/throb, etc.) until the user brings the mail client to the foreground. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
Why not just filter your messages to a seperate folder contained within the Inbox? You would then only need some kind of notification to tell you that you had new items in that folder (as they had been filtered), perhaps this would just be a simple dialog stating "you have mail that matched xxx filter, do you wish to switch to mail?". (Sound notifications - see bug 11040 or bug 118952). Then with the folder view: Item 1) can be done via the labelling option on filters - colours can be set up in preferences, filter then can specify what to label it as. Once filter set up then all messages matching that filter will be coloured as required in the appropriate folder. Item 2) can be done via choosing which columns to display in the folder pane - click on the icon on the at the end of the headings in the list view and you can select which can be done. Item 3) would be the read/not read indication we currently have. Items 4 & 5 would require other biff notification bugs to be sorted (there are some around but I can't remember where they are). So then all you would need extra is a "Notify user with Dialog" action being added to the filters & it would only need to be a nice simple one that would (probably) be easy to implement.
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(In reply to comment #1) > Why not just filter your messages to a seperate folder contained within the Inbox? > In my opinion this is not the same. Sometimes one is waiting for an important email to arrive and wants a special notification for it. So ideally I would create a filter for that person or message title or content or whatever and I would activate the action that would say "alert with a special pop-up dialog". Sometimes one receives various emails so the common notification facilities aren't useful for this case. > So then all you would need extra is a "Notify user with Dialog" action being > added to the filters & it would only need to be a nice simple one that would > (probably) be easy to implement. > Yes! That's right! Something simple could do the job! Goodbye and thanks.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 11040
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