Thunderbird sounds -

Bob Goodwin bobgoodwin at
Sun Jul 11 17:41:29 UTC 2010

On 11/07/10 11:45, Steven Susbauer wrote:
> 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 when messages are downloaded.

> 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,
>   Steve

    Yes, that seems to do exactly what I asked for.

    It permits me to record an announcement with audacity, export it as
    a .wav, and configure the e-mail filter such that it plays it back
    when I receive a message in my text message directory. With the
    volume turned up, should I be waiting for a response to one of my
    messages, I would hear it outside my window if needed.

    Thanks for the help.


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