Depends on RPM(s) - openSUSE: sox
Thunderbird Add-on(s): FiltaQuilla
Download: email_ding, ding.wav
When I converted from Kmail2 to Thunderbird I noticed the New Mail sound alert wasn't consistent. It'd work mostly. Slightly maddening.
First, I disabled global sound alerts via the General tab found in Edit > Preferences > General - see When new message arrive:
After installing the add-on FiltaQuilla, I created a new message filter (Tools > Message Filters ...) for each of my e-mail accounts. The filter is created as follows:
- Check Match all messages
- Under Perform these actions:, choose Run File and enter the path of where the script is placed.
- SOUND_FILE = the sound to play. You can download the cruddy sound I use.
- SOUND_PLAYER = the player which will play $SOUND_FILE
- THRESHOLD = if you get a lot of e-mail in one shot and would like to hear a ding every N seconds, you can set this value to N.