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I updated to Oneiric recently and now the messaging menu is not working properly for Thunderbird anymore. When I get a new e-mail, the envelope does not change at all (No visible notification). Additionally no bubble appears telling me about the new message. How can I change this behavior?

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! This question should instead be filed as a bug report, thanks! Instructions here. I will flag this question for closing. – htorque Oct 22 '11 at 16:23
On a second thought, better search on Launchpad first. This got te be already reported (yes, I'm seeing this too). – htorque Oct 22 '11 at 16:23
Same issues here: the envelope does not turn blue when new mail has arrived and the message count is not displayed in the message menu despite I have no extension previously installed in 11.04. – user30933 Oct 27 '11 at 15:06

You may need to disable any extension you had working in 11.04 to get this functionality. According to the details of the one I had, it is now integrated into the Ubuntu Oneiric version of Thunderbird, and they recommend disabling the original add-on. After doing so, my indicator pop-up is working. (However, I still don't get an unread message counter on the Thunderbird icon in the Unity launcher...)

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