Flexible notification system for new mail and other items. Growl?

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Penelope
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enhancement
9 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: David, Assigned: Matt Dudziak)

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Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.4; en-US; rv:1.9.0.4) Gecko/2008102920 Firefox/3.0.4
Build Identifier: 8.0.0.b4

There's one preference for announcing new mail. But with multiple accounts, some are more important that others. 

It would nice if the account settings let you individually have them choose to announce new mail. 

So as your catchall mailing list account is silent, etc. 

Reproducible: Always

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Comment 1

9 years ago
Kent James has an extension that allows you to play a custom sound as a filter action: <http://mesquilla.com/extensions/tonequilla/>.  This could help with what you're doing.

Kent has been messing around with filters in general, so maybe stuff he's working on may apply to you.
OS: Mac OS X → All
(Reporter)

Comment 2

9 years ago
Interesting, but I prefer silent servants. 

Maybe dock signals could be made a command a filter could then execute....
(Assignee)

Comment 3

9 years ago
I'm not sure what you mean when you say you prefer silent servants, but it seems to me that turning off the global new mail sound and then using a filter action to play a sound on important mail is what you are looking for.

Matt
(Reporter)

Comment 4

9 years ago
I don't have ANY noise announcing mail.

My thinking is based on some mail, such as from a mailing list, getting shunted aside to a separate folder. I'll look at it whenever...

But the Dock indicator is non-partisan, and I end up changing my attention to mail, then finding it it was just mailing list stuph.
(Assignee)

Comment 5

9 years ago
(In reply to comment #4)
> I don't have ANY noise announcing mail.
> 
> My thinking is based on some mail, such as from a mailing list, getting shunted
> aside to a separate folder. I'll look at it whenever...
> 
> But the Dock indicator is non-partisan, and I end up changing my attention to
> mail, then finding it it was just mailing list stuph.

Ahh...

So perhaps we can get to the point where Filters can trigger the Dock Icon to bounce and/or trigger a Growl alert.

Matt
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 6

9 years ago
Growl support has been in for a while now: See bug 308552.  I have no clue how to enable/set it up.
(Reporter)

Comment 7

9 years ago
(In reply to comment #5)


Exactly....
(Assignee)

Comment 8

9 years ago
(In reply to comment #6)
> Growl support has been in for a while now: See bug 308552.  I have no clue how
> to enable/set it up.

Right. It currently announces new messages to me. Would be cool if it could be triggered by a filter and not automatically notify on every new message...

When I have time I'll poke around and see if I can figure out how to do this. I've worked with growl from other places (Python and AppleScript) and it is pretty easy...

Matt

Comment 9

9 years ago
Another extension by Kent James: <http://mesquilla.com/extensions/filtaquilla/>.  It includes a "Do Not Notify" filter action.

You might want to look at Kent's blog in general: <http://mesquilla.com>.  He's got discussion going on his various extensions involving filtering.
(Assignee)

Comment 10

9 years ago
Changed the title of this bug to make more sense to me. I kept seeing "Flexible 'new mail' feature" thinking it meant flexibility in _creating_ messages. Also I think having 'notification' and 'growl' in title will help.
Summary: Flexible 'new mail' feature → Flexible notification system for new mail and other items. Growl?
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