When you get a new mail in Entourage then a small window appears with some basic info about the new mail you receveid. Is it possible to do the same thing with Apple Mail?

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Try Growl and the GrowlMail plugin, simply click to view the message, and it's free! http://growl.info/

GrowlMail screenshot

  • Thanx did the job perfectly! Just one detail I have problems with that in my notification the date shows up which is a bit of an overkill in information. Is it possible to remove this information?
    – elhombre
    Commented Jan 13, 2011 at 22:31
  • @elhombre GrowlMail does not do this on my installation, and I couldn't find a preference which would cause it to do so (or not do so, as you require).
    – jtjacques
    Commented Jan 15, 2011 at 23:48

I've used Mail.appetizer before and it was my favorite of all the mail notification apps I've tried. It's not yet compatible officially with Snow Leopard, but there are development versions available that will probably work (link from their twitter account).

Note that in recent versions of OS X, Mail requires that plugins list the specific versions of it that they support; they can't just say they're compatible with anything newer than a certain version. The current development version of Mail.appetizer is for 10.6.5 and Mail 4.4; if you're running 10.6.6, that might be a problem. See this OSXHints article for a way to fix it.

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