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I use Gmail with Thunderbird, which is working great, except for the part where I get a new email. It shows me the new email twice when notifying because it appears in both the inbox and All Mail folders. I know I can just unsubscribe to the All Mail folder, but then I can't back it up like many people do with Thunderbird. How do I set Thunderbird to notify me of new emails in only certain folders?

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Having the same issue here, except that I don't even know how to "unsubscribe to the All Mail folder" since I don't need to back it up. Any hints on that? –  Evgeniy Dolzhenko Jan 14 '11 at 8:33
    
I just unsubscribe from "All Mail", as you've suggested. I'm sure you realize there are many ways to back up your Gmail, but here is a nice list of options: mattcutts.com/blog/backup-gmail-in-linux-with-getmail –  Philip Durbin May 10 '11 at 14:00

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  1. Right click on the folder you don't want notifications for;
  2. Select "Properties";
  3. Uncheck the checkbox "When getting new messages for this account, always check this folder".
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I searched hard for a solution to this but could not find anything so I ended up hacking my own using Mailbox Alert for the per folder alert and AutoHotKey to create the system tray notification. Details at http://moot.mooh.org/archives/2011/01/per-folder-mail-notification-in-thunderbird.html

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Not sure where it is, but within Tb, write a message rule that notifies receipant of new mail received then filter within the rule you're creating to flag only the folder you want notification for.

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Maybe it is possible with filters and the FiltaQuilla Add-on? The add-on adds many new filter actions and one of them is to disable notifications. You could try to add a new filter rule without conditions, action “Do not notify” and then apply it to the All Mail folder. (I haven’t tried it myself.)

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