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Post Posted October 23rd, 2017, 9:31 am

I can't find it anywhere. Is it a feature in Thunderbird? Is hard to believe they would have left that out. Latest Thunderbird on Win7.

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Post Posted October 23rd, 2017, 9:40 am

Hi,
I'm not sure if the path is the same in the later versions but have you tried, Tools > Options > General?
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Post Posted October 23rd, 2017, 10:15 am

Unbelievable how I missed that. But I wasn't expecting it to be a global setting. Is there any way of only having it for certain accounts? I would have expect that under Server Settings or under alerts for each account in about:config.

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Post Posted October 23rd, 2017, 10:52 am

Nope. See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Mail_Utilities#POP_Peeper . You could use POPPeeper with Thunderbird.

"POP Peeper is yet another free mail-checker for Windows. It is less popular than PopTray. What's unusual about it is that it has a plugin that can repeat a sound until acknowledged and\or launch another program when new mail arrives, a skinnable popup when new email arrives, a screen-saver plugin and it can check POP, IMAP (has IDLE support) and webmail."

"Sound notifications: single sound for any new mail, or a customized sound for each account" (from the programs web page)

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