Both here and at apple support forums people are complaining about the mail not showing the send receive activity in Leopard when you hit the get mail button. Where in Tiger mail it would show a spinning wheel by the inbox, it now shows nothing. If you have your sound off you have no idea if it run the action or not. I figure we could solve this by creating an Automator action to do basically the following: -open mail -open activity window (needs to also stay on top of other windows, might not be an issue) -get mail -close activity window The Automator scripts I have done have been very small for things like resizing photo's and such. I am not sure how to create the action "open activity window", nor am I positive on how to make all this happen when simply clicking the mail icon to open mail. It would be a great benefit to the community if someone would create this workflow. There have been a good number of threads at apple support forum on the mail activity issue and this is an idea I figure can help fix the problem well enough to satisfy. Any takers?