I want to hear a sound which I can manually specify like a WAV or MP3. Thunderbird offers this feature but since my desktop is low in RAM I don’t want to run Thunderbird all the time.
Is there anything in the repos which can do this ?
Note : The app must be lightweight on both CPU & RAM.
I am using Gmail.
This feature is already built into Gmail.
On the web
- Open [Gmail]
- At the top right, click Settings See all settings.
- Scroll down to Desktop notifications and select New mail notifications on or Important mail notifications on (if you use Priority Inbox).
You can choose the sounds.
- Click Save Changes.
Note: Notifications appear on Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari when you’re signed in to Gmail and have it open.
Edit: I tried this and the sounds work but it didn’t work when i tried it. Not sure if i missed something?
Edit2: It also does mention this.
Note: You won’t see any notifications if you turned off all notifications for your browser.
One big issue with that method & that is I must choose from the list of sounds that gmail is offering. I cant choose a custom sound file.
Done ! Added audio notification by adding the command
I wish I could see at least the email subject line or sender.
The question is does it work? I tried on mine and it didn’t do anything when i got the mail.
Edit: I see you used another method. Okay then!
Yes the XFCE plugin works but I need to see the subject line & sender of the messages so that I can decide if I want to read the mail or not. I mean as you know we get like 10 spams in gmail inbox per day.
Look at this: http://www.nongnu.org/mailnotify/
This is not an XFCE plug-in, but a stand-alone programme. Can be found in AUR: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/mail-notification/
I don’t know the tool, but it seems to offer everything you need.
yay -S ayatana-webmail
I have installed this one. I will test it for some hours & report back.