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    12.10 indicator plugin: mail notification missing?

    Hi, not sure if this is already posted, done a quick search...
    I upgraded to Xubuntu 12.10 just now and it feels very responsive in comparison with Xubuntu 12.04. No other apparent changes except the GUI looks a bit different...

    But what did stand out quite easily is that the mail notification icon seems to be missing. The one that folds out into email and instant messaging options. Am I the only one or is it a known bug or just a deprecated feature? More importantly: can I get it back? The default Mailwatcher Plugin is useless to me because I leave all mail on the server and set my Thunderbird to only keep mail from the previous five days.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: 12.10 indicator plugin: mail notification missing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clogboy82 View Post
    Hi, not sure if this is already posted, done a quick search...
    I upgraded to Xubuntu 12.10 just now and it feels very responsive in comparison with Xubuntu 12.04. No other apparent changes except the GUI looks a bit different...

    But what did stand out quite easily is that the mail notification icon seems to be missing. The one that folds out into email and instant messaging options. Am I the only one or is it a known bug or just a deprecated feature? More importantly: can I get it back? The default Mailwatcher Plugin is useless to me because I leave all mail on the server and set my Thunderbird to only keep mail from the previous five days.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    See here for similar thread:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2069876

    Edit:

    From the Xubuntu 12.10 release notes:

    The messaging indicator is not available for 12.10
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QuantalQuetz...eNotes/Xubuntu
    Last edited by OrangeCrate; October 21st, 2012 at 06:00 PM.

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    Re: 12.10 indicator plugin: mail notification missing?

    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeCrate View Post
    ty will wait/hope for it to return by means of update then.
    Weird that this topic didnt show when I clicked 'check for similar threads' next to the title input field.

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    Re: 12.10 indicator plugin: mail notification missing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clogboy82 View Post
    ty will wait/hope for it to return by means of update then.
    Weird that this topic didnt show when I clicked 'check for similar threads' next to the title input field.
    I added the link to the release notes apparently while you were posting... please see above.
    Last edited by OrangeCrate; October 21st, 2012 at 06:14 PM.

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    Re: 12.10 indicator plugin: mail notification missing?

    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeCrate View Post
    I added the link to the release notes apparently while you were posting... please see above.
    Thanks, will read what else is in there. Quite honestly I didnt expect something to this extent in an official release, not from Ubuntu. But it is still a relatively minor issue and everything else seems to be working perfectly well.

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    Re: 12.10 indicator plugin: mail notification missing?

    For anyone interested, you can get mail notification in Xubuntu by installing the Firetray Thunderbird addon. It looks and acts a lot like the messaging indicator although it doesn't support things like IM and Ubuntu One.

    Cheers!
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    Re: 12.10 indicator plugin: mail notification missing?

    Quote Originally Posted by LewisTM View Post
    For anyone interested, you can get mail notification in Xubuntu by installing the Firetray Thunderbird addon. It looks and acts a lot like the messaging indicator although it doesn't support things like IM and Ubuntu One.

    Cheers!
    Thanks! Does what it says on the tin, no hassle. The problem is solved afaiac.

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    Re: 12.10 indicator plugin: mail notification missing?

    Hi,

    I rust reinstalled pidgin and have the message indicator working for pidgin. I noticed that after the upgrade to 12.10 (from 12.04) some applications (file-roller, firefox, ...) need a reinstall on 64bit machines.

    Regards

    Wim

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    Re: 12.10 indicator plugin: mail notification missing?

    Actually I was wrong it only works for irc channel notrifications

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    Re: 12.10 indicator plugin: mail notification missing?

    @Clogboy82: Glad to have helped!
    If you judge that the problem is solved, please mark the thread as SOLVED.
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