[Spambayes] Outlook envelope icon

dickk at paragonconstructioninc.com dickk at paragonconstructioninc.com
Fri Feb 20 13:33:00 EST 2004


Thanks, Peter.

After about 4 1/2 hours of use, I'm generally pleased with it.  It doesn't
remove the Outlook icon, but includes it's own which, so far, is reliable.
I can easily ignore the Outlook icon.

Dick
>  -----Original Message-----
>  From: Peter Crayne [mailto:pcrayne at comcast.net]
>  Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 7:25 PM
>  To: spambayes at python.org
>  Cc: dickk at paragonconstructioninc.com
>  Subject: RE: [Spambayes] Outlook envelope icon
>
>
>  There's a standalone app that does something similar:
>  http://sourceforge.net/projects/cloutmon
>
>  "Windows (9x/Me/NT/2k/XP) tray utility that monitors the Outlook
>  Inbox for
>  unread email. An empty or full envelope is displayed depending
>  on the status
>  of unread email in the Inbox. It also removes Outlook's envelope
>  icon from
>  the tray."
>
>  It's no longer being developed, but it is open-source.
>
>  -----Original Message-----
>  From: spambayes-bounces at python.org
>  [mailto:spambayes-bounces at python.org] On
>  Behalf Of dickk at paragonconstructioninc.com
>  Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 6:44 AM
>  To: spambayes at python.org
>  Subject: [Spambayes] Outlook envelope icon
>
>  Using Outlook2k
>
>  I've read the faq on this and I wanted to share what I was doing.  I'm
>  hoping that someone has come up with a better way which hasn't made it to
>  the faq.
>
>  I use the Application_NewMail event to create an AppointmentItem with a
>  start time of Now and ReminderMinutesBeforeStart = 0.  Then I use the
>  Application_Reminder event to determine the amount of unread mail in my
>  Inbox.  If none, I delete the envelope icon using Neo's code.  And it
>  deletes the AppointmentItem whether the envelope is deleted or not.
>
>  Here are the problems:
>  Even though the AppointmentItem is set to remind immediately, it takes
>  between 10 and 30 seconds for it to actually run.  This means
>  that if I see
>  an envelope, it may mean I have new mail or it may mean that the reminder
>  event hasn't run yet.
>
>  The reminder is displayed and steals the focus for a split second before
>  it's deleted.  Normally that's not a problem, but it can be an
>  annoyance if
>  I'm typing something during that split second.
>
>  My deleted items folder has a lot of deleted reminders in it.
>  I've manually
>  set up a reminder for every Sunday to delete these reminders from the
>  deleted items folder, but I won't know if this works well until
>  this Sunday.
>
>  Here's the code I'm using:
>
>  [truncated]
>




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