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I want the OS to check for new mail using my POP account in thunderbird without having to manually start thunderbird (its ok if thunderbird automatically starts as a windowed process and doesn't just run in the background).

Like explained here except using thunderbird not Mail. I was unable to find the proper automator action to do this.

Ideas?

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Not the OS exactly, but MacBiff is pretty light-weight, runs in your menu bar and checks for new mail periodically. It can alert you audibly, by running another app (Tbird, maybe?), or with Growl.

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It looks good, but it doesn't seem to support POP. – Jordan Mar 25 '11 at 17:36
    
Oops - you're right. The only POP checker I could find is popmonitor.com/index.html . Might be a little old though. – JRobert Mar 25 '11 at 18:15

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