Notification panel: How to get rid of mail notification?

Asked by Joachim Durchholz on 2008-02-04

or: who's responsible for that icon?

Situation: Ubuntu Gutsy, alternate desktop install. Evolution configured for "no mail notifications". No mail notifier packages installed (in fact no Gnome-related packages installed except those that came preinstalled).

Still, whenever Evolution retrieves another mail, I get a blinking icon in the notifier panel.
What software is responsible for it (left-clicking makes it vanish, right-clicking gives no reaction, so I have no way to finding out)? How to I reconfigure it to (a) not blink and (b) not pop up the mail notification? (I want the icon to appear, but I find blinking and balloon popup too distracting during work.)

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2008-02-04

ALT+F2, type gconf-editor then press enter.
Navigate to apps/evolution/mail/notification
Switch off "blink-status-icon" and "notification".

I left "notification" on so that (hopefully) the envelope would still appear.
I wasn't sure whether the notification balloon was tied to blinking or to notification per se. Fortunately, it seems to be linked to blinking, so it is now doing what I want.

I'd suggest tieing gconf to right-clicking on the notification area. I didn't know about gconf (nor about Alt-F2) and didn't find the configuration.

Well, it works now, so many thanks!