Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

At the moment when I get a pop-up notification that I've received an email it is is the format:

-My email address
-Received 1 new message 
-Subject Line of email
-1st Line of email

How can I change this so that it also displays the email address/name of whoever sent me that email?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity

Thanks for any help, I've gone through so many settings menu but have drawn a blank!

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Was pointed in the right direction by a helpful soul. In Thunderbird go to:

Edit > Preferences > General > Show an alert > Customize

And select Sender

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.