Improve "When New Mail Arrives" alerts with folder highlighting / limiting 
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: Mark Demicoli10736 14 Nov 2012
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The alerting system (popup / tray icon / sound etc) only works as intended if you're not using Mail Rules to automatically categorise your mail.  The alert occurs in your system tray / popup / sound and you don't know which folder the message has been moved to if a Mail Rule has moved it.  The tendancy is to look in the Inbox and if no new message is found it means that it's been moved to a folder, but which one?
What I propose is that the folder to which a message has just been moved be highlighted to indicate activity;
and / or
Additional preference in the Mail / Receiving preferences that allows you to designate which folders are monitored by the alerter (thus allowing to select only Inbox).

1) Alan Dalziel1450 (29 Nov 2012)
I use All Documents instead. The Folder column shows which folder(s) the message is in so I don't need to go fishing to find it.
2) Bill Malchisky12192 (29 Nov 2012)
@1 I think Mark is making reference to the fact of having the alert sound when there is no e-mail in the Inbox, as the message has been sorted via a mail rule to a folder. There is no indication which mail rule captured the message and altered it's route path to the Inbox, or which folder became its ultimate destination. Having this information would significantly benefit admins due to the high quantity of reports they receive and would rather they just go to the proper folder for perusing later--as one example.
3) Mark Demicoli10736 (29 Nov 2012)
Spot on Bill thanks for clarifying ;-)


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