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How can I control notifications per folder?

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I'm using Thunderbird 68.8.1 on a Mac (Macos 10.13.6 and 10.14), and I've been a Thunderbird user for at least 10 years - and at some point during that time, I started getting notifications on ALL folders, instead of just the Inbox, which is what I want. I know Thunderbird uses Notification center on a Mac for a while now, but the only control there is whether I want Thunderbird notifications or not. I definitely WANT them, but ONLY for Inbox.

To be clear, on the IMAP server there's a procmail instance which sorts incoming folders, like:

- Inbox (the default) - kids - mailing_list_1 - mailing_list_2

...etc. Is there ANY control so that I get notifications, but ONLY for Inbox? I can't for the life of me find it, so any help is appreciated. I get a ton of mail in these inboxes, so the alerts get very distracting.

Thanks!

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Notifications are on or off. That is your choice.

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You can control whether a folder is checked for new mail in the folder Properties (right-click the folder), 'When getting new messages for this account, always check this folder'.

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Looks like "notifications are on, or off" is the unfortunate answer. I tried the second suggestion (uncheck "When getting new messages for this account, always check this folder") but it was already unchecked in all the cases I saw.

This is a shame, but thanks for the replies. (aside: I'm almost certain I used to be able to get the behavior I want out of Thunderbird, but that may well have been over 10 years ago. I don't understand why I can't get it now, but I accept it, and thanks for the help)

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I will enthusiastically declare, "GOOD ENOUGH". It achieves the main goal once I disable Thunderbird notifications. Thanks!

Modified by riz-mozilla

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