Getting better control over my email
September 1, 2010 11:53 AM   Subscribe

How to ignore one mailbox's contents when counting unread messages in Thunderbird?

I have three mailboxes set up in Thunderbird 3.1.2 running on Mac OS X. Two of the mailboxes are personal but the third is my business account. The dock icon displays a badge with the number of unread messages, which is a total of the unread counts from all three boxes.

Is there a way to only show the total from the two personal boxes, ignoring the third business one? I tried setting up a filter to mark all work messages as read, but since it's an IMAP account it marked them on the server and they were appearing as read when I received them at the office — not good. I don't care if they appear as read on my home machine only; I need access to that account from home in some circumstances but seldom check it from there.

I'd also be happy if Growl stopped notifying me of work email on this machine. I really only want to be notified of incoming personal messages when I'm at home.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis to Computers & Internet (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
As far as I know, it's not possible with Thunderbird alone.

My setup on my home computer with a pretty similar problem is at the moment:

I have set the private accounts up with Thunderbird, the work email with I don't have either of them running most of the time, though - I use Notify to keep me up to date with the unreal email.

Might not directly answer your question but maybe it's a start.
posted by dominik at 8:09 AM on September 8, 2010

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