ALERT !! ALERT !!
(Never mind...we ain't got any steenken alerts.)
Such a seemingly simple subject - email alerts...right ??
Nope, not simple a'tall.
(Please do correct me here if I am mistaken - that will be very appreciated !?!)
Of course over 90% of any blame in this gripe points STRAIGHT to the Mozilla folks.
In their hurry to lobotomize Thunderbird they made it almost impossible to customize & something like 90% of its addons are no more...including the tray notification addon I enjoyed for years & years.
Being forced to switch into the latest version of TB & Seamonkey to cover my emailing needs under Linux is a huge disappointment to me.
Of course the Linux world has several separate email alerter apps one may use - if one is patient enough in tolerating their foibles; this used to be sort of a built-in function, but those far-sighted devs also decided to remove the OS's own notifier.
Of the (small) lot, the closest to actually working is an unsupported app called Unity Mail.
It works splendidly for gmail - but if you have a 3rd party email server other than that - fuggedaboud it.
There used to be 'popper', but it went extinct, then got updated to 'mailnag', which is a complete hassle to try to use.
Is there a better & decently simple way to gain this function that I simply didn't find via searching ??
If so, please tell me ?!?
Does any of the above get me to lean towards moving backwards to some sort of windoze ??
But it sure does shine a light upon some things that would make Linux users very happy if they could have them.