Thunderbird sounds -

Steven Susbauer steven at
Sun Jul 11 15:45:21 UTC 2010

On Jul 10, 2010, at 8:33 PM, Bob Goodwin wrote:

>    My problem is that I filter e-mail messages into at least ten
>    different directories. One is for Verizon Text messages, 95% of
>    those are from my daughter and son-in-law during the daytime and
>    often require immediate attention so an audio alert for stuff
>    arriving in that directory would be nice. Of course they can always
>    call my cell phone but it has a feeble little ring that I may not
>    hear if I don't have my hearing aids in!
>    That would be in addition to the Thunderbird sound [aplay
>    /usr/share/sounds/purple/alert.wav]
>    already produced whenever messages are downloaded.
>    I wasn't able to work with the computer today, tomorrow should be
>    better, just a lot going on here today.
>    Bob


I don't know if you have found an extension that would work for you. However, a quick search gave me ToneQuilla ( which adds the option to play a sound to the filter actions menu.

There are other ones that do similar based on folders and such, but that was the only one I saw in my admittedly short search that did it straight from the filtering options and not some external preference pane.

Hope that helps,

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