Thynderbird sounds -

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Fri Jul 9 05:57:03 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-07-08 at 10:16 -0400, Bob Goodwin wrote:
> I can tag Thunderbird received messages with color but what I
> really need is to tag them with a sound. I would like to play a
> unique sound as the output of an e-mail filter.

You'll probably regret wanting that.

Years ago, with another client that had filtering rules that let you do
anything (run a program, etc.) when the rule was triggered.  It tried
doing just what you want, just for giggles.

As hundreds of mail came in from my mailing lists, it started ringing
like a one-armed bandit machine jackpotting in a casino, slowing down
mail processing at the same time, and kept on ding-a-linging long after
all the mail had come through.

You'd get the same thing with some IRC clients ringing their own bell
like mad, while you logged in to some server that spewed out hundreds of
lines of welcoming/warning text as you connected up.

[tim at localhost ~]$ uname -r

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