Email notifications in Gnome

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For when you're missing GrowlMail:


  1. sudo aptitude install libnotify-bin

  2. Install the Mailbox Alert extension for Thunderbird

  3. Right-click on a mailbox in Thunderbird and select Mailbox Alert. Set it to run this command:
    /usr/bin/notify-send --icon /usr/share/pixmaps/mozilla-thunderbird.xpm %sender %subject


Update: when I posted this, there were some problems with sending alerts from Mailbox Alert using notify-send, but as of v0.6 these have all been fixed.