Any way to get email notification while I am logged in to Pidgin?

Evan Platt evan at
Fri Feb 6 13:01:55 EST 2009

I just tried on XP and Pidgin 2.5.4, and it works as described - I 
send myself a mail, and the taskbar icon begins to flash. I bring 
Pidgin into focus, and get the "1 New Mail" notification.

Could you maybe have something that's blocking Pidgin from flashing 
in your taskbar or otherwise coming into focus?

Have you sent yourself a test e-mail, then waited a minute or two and 
brought Pidgin into the foreground and made sure the Mail 
Notification isn't there?

Does mail notification work for other protocols?

(Unless of course there's something I don't know about the Ubuntu 
version, it works fine for me on XP).

At 09:02 PM 2/5/2009, you wrote:
>After searching through the Pidgin help and FAQ and Ubuntu Forums, I
>finally just have to ask somebody here about my issue.
>I receive a message when new mail arrives in my Gmail (Google Apps
>actually) mail box, but only on startup of Pidgin. I do not receive
>notifications if it is already on. How can I change this? Basically, I
>wanted something like Get Gmail, but that does not work for Google
>Apps. If Pidgin can only tell me I received emails when I log in, that
>sort of defeats the purpose of ticking the "New email notification"
>Thanks in advance for your help. I hope there is something I can do to
>make this work the way I want.

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