Bug #197

Notification window does not show subjects / senders

Added by X. W. over 5 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

Status:ConfirmedStart date:04/10/2014
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Dear Sylpheed developer(s),

I just noticed something:

On the following picture:


the notification window shows the subjects and senders of the new messages.

But for me the notification window only shows "Sylpheed: X new message(s)" and nothing else.

Is this a bug?


notification_window.png (1.01 KB) X. W., 04/10/2014 06:48 PM

0001-Show-non-POP3-message-summaries-in-notifications.patch Magnifier - Show notification summaries for messages in non-POP3 accounts (4.27 KB) Charles Lehner, 07/06/2015 07:34 AM

0001-Show-summaries-of-new-spooled-mail-in-notifications.patch Magnifier - Show summaries of new spooled mail in notifications (4.57 KB) Charles Lehner, 07/10/2015 12:06 PM


#1 Updated by Hiroyuki Yamamoto over 5 years ago


What version are you using?
The notification window was added at 3.4.

If you're using the latest version, please attach the screenshot.

#2 Updated by X. W. over 5 years ago


I am using Sylpheed 3.4.1 Win32 on Win8.1 x64.

I attached "notification_window.png" as a screenshot to this post.

As you can see on that screenshot, the notification windows only displays "Sylpheed: 4 new messages" and nothing else/below that.

Whereas on your screenshot:


the subjects and senders of the messages are being displayed below the "Sylpheed: X new messages" text.


#3 Updated by Kentaro Hayashi about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Confirmed

I can reproduce this issue even though Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with r3403.

#4 Updated by Kentaro Hayashi about 5 years ago

I doubt that #197 is IMAP specific one.

#5 Updated by Hiroyuki Yamamoto about 5 years ago

Ah, I see.
Currently the notification window shows subject and sender only with POP3 receiving.

It will be possible to show them with IMAP4 only when "Filter new messages in INBOX on receiving"
option is enabled, because normal IMAP4 new message checking just only compares the number of

#6 Updated by X. W. about 5 years ago


Hiroyuki Yamamoto wrote:

"Filter new messages in INBOX on receiving" option

What exactly does this option do? What's the difference between having it disabled and having it enabled?


#7 Updated by Charles Lehner about 4 years ago

Here is a patch that gets message subjects and senders for messages in other than POP3 accounts, for showing in the notification window. It works for me with an IMAP4 account, with the "Filter new messages in INBOX on receiving" option checked as Hiroyuki said. It should work with NNTP and local spool too but I have not tested those.

#8 Updated by Charles Lehner about 4 years ago

The patch I gave does not affect NNTP and local spool, only IMAP4. Here is another patch that makes it work for local spool. It does not depend on the preference for filtering being enabled like IMAP4 does.

For NNTP it looks like it would be a bit more difficult to implement.

#9 Updated by Charles Lehner almost 3 years ago

Hiroyuki, have you had a chance to review the two patches I posted? They should fix this bug for IMAP4 and MH accounts.

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