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Hi Im using Ubuntu 11.

I am using thunderbird as my email client.

When I have a new email received, ubuntu gives me email notification which appears on my screen.

But sometimes, there is no email notification even though I receive an email. This caused me delay in reading fresh emails.

What may be the reason for this? Is this a bug in Ubuntu? Whats an appropriate solution?

Any help would greatly be appreciated.


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Are you using this with a priority inbox gmail account by any chance? – TenorB May 18 '12 at 5:44
Hi Tenor, i dont know whats a priority box. Thunderbird is just installed normally in my Ubuntu. – Bogs May 18 '12 at 5:54
Is the email account using gmail? – TenorB May 18 '12 at 5:59
Hi Tenor, yes it is using gmail account – Bogs May 18 '12 at 10:04
@Nirmik Thanks for your edit, but its better if introductions like hi, and signatures and lines like thanks,etc are stripped away too. And in no way i am suggesting you to edit just for those. Take care of them only when you are editing something else, for now. (lets not load reviewers too much).(idk where to put it.) – Mahesh May 18 '12 at 18:05

Have you tried the following extension?

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I know this is an old post, but unfortunately, I'm seeing the same issue on 14.04 with Thunderbird 31.4.0. I haven't taken notice of it with Gmail on my home system, but I don't get a constant flow of emails with my personal Gmail account, however compared to my work laptop where I get emails all the time I noticed this right away. I'm using my work's email service via IMAP. As a result, this is nothing Google/Gmail specific. I have yet to find a fix. Sorry to not have anything to offer besides the "you're not alone" message. :(

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