I have installed elementary OS Freya and I replaced Geary with Mozilla Thunderbird. Is there a way to get notifications in the top panel when a new email arrives like it does by default with Geary?
Note: The follwing instructions valid when you loginto your mail via thunderbird. Also this is the normal(default) behavior for thunderbird (also for geary). See note 2.
Enable the "Messaging Menu ...." and restart.
If you got any message, the panel icon shows blue dot, like:
AFAIK, thunderbird does not have a background service that will fetch mails and show indicator. You have to loginto your mail to get notifications.
For me the package 'thunderbird-gnome-support' doesn't work and i doesn't know what this is actually doing.
My working solution >> Install the extension Enhanced Desktop Notifications
It will send a message to 'notify-send' library.