Ubuntu – How to run Thunderbird in background and pop up notifications for new e-mails

12.04background-processthunderbird

Recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 and configured Thunderbird email client.
But seems like the email client is not working in background (like Rhythmbox).

Need to keep running that like other foreground application to get mail notifications.

Is there any solution, any add-on or plug-ins?

Best Answer

Found the solution with FireTray is an extension for Thunderbird.