I am extremely new to Ubuntu and just updated to 13.04. I have noticed that my mail client (was Thunderbird, now Evolution) will not notify you of new mail unless you actually have the application open. I don't understand why I have to have my mail window minimized or in the background in order to receive a notification of mail.

Is there any way that I can change this? Is there something that I am missing? I do like the fact that Thunderbird would be shown at the top toolbar along with Empathy, but I doubt you can do that with Evolution, especially since the update and Empathy is full of crazy bugs at the moment.

Any thoughts?